Special Issue "Understanding and Prevention of Suicide"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.
Each year, 800,000 people die by suicide across the world. Suicide is a leading cause of preventable death and for every fatal outcome, approximately 20 people attempt to take their own life. Understanding the vulnerability factors and acute states that trigger suicide and related behaviours is vital in improving suicide prevention efforts and initiatives. Recent years have seen a welcome increase in theoretical and empirical reports seeking to further our understanding of suicide and how this outcome can be prevented. So, for this Special Issue, we are particularly interested in receiving high-quality papers that seek to advance theoretical accounts and explanations of suicide, investigate the mechanisms and responsible pathways that take an individual closer towards or further away from suicidal ideation and behaviour, conduct ecologically valid, real-time measurement of suicide outcomes and associated mechanisms (e.g., micro-longitudinal or experience sample methodologies), as well as treatment development and evaluation studies (case series, feasibility studies, randomized controlled trials). Furthermore, we would also welcome reports from qualitative enquiries into the lived experiences of suicide outcomes, from the perspectives of the individual or their families and carers. In addition to original research, reports on systematic reviews and meta-analyses, conceptual analysis, and opinion are invited from the fields of public health, medicine, psychology, psychiatry, and sociology.
Dr. Daniel Pratt
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- Suicidal behavior
- Suicide ideation