Promising new suicide assessment tool in ED setting

Promising new suicide assessment tool in ED setting

A new tool could have the potential to identify which suicidal patients presenting to the emergency department should be admitted to the hospital and which patients can be safely discharged, new research suggests. The investigators found that the Abbreviated Suicide Crisis Syndrome Checklist (A-SCS-C) “shows robust clinical utility and may actually reduce the limitations of … Read more

High seasons, times of suicidal thoughts, attempts identified

High seasons, times of suicidal thoughts, attempts identified

Suicidal ideation peaks during the winter, but suicide attempts are more common in late spring and early summer in the early morning hours, new research shows. Additionally, findings from Harvard University’s Project Implicit Health also show that people are more likely to attempt suicide between 4 and 6 in the morning. “No research has demonstrated … Read more