Special Issue "From Understanding Suicide Risk to Preventing Suicide"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2017).
Interests: suicide; self-harm; psychological risk and protective factors; intervention; theories of suicide
Interests: suicidal behaviour; epidemiology; risk and protective factors; prevention
Suicide and attempted suicide are major public health concerns. Across the globe, at least 804,000 people take their own lives annually. In recent decades, there have been many welcomed advances in understanding and preventing suicide, as well as good progress in intervening with those who have attempted suicide. Despite these advances, though, there are many gaps in our knowledge. There is also general consensus that suicide prevention efforts, to be effective, should be interdisciplinary in nature. In this Special Issue, therefore, we welcome submissions that describe research that is interdisciplinary in its design, conduct or dissemination. We encourage those involved in suicide research and prevention to consider submitting research that addresses a key gap in the field or addresses one of the following topics: risk and protective factors for suicidal ideation or behaviour; psychological, psychosocial or neurobiological interventions to reduce suicide risk; testing theoretical models of suicide ideation and behaviour; and innovative methods to advance the understanding of suicide risk; and examining effectiveness of preventive strategies. Crucially, though, we are keen to publish innovative research irrespective of discipline or research methodology. As noted above, we envisage submissions that span the breadth of suicide research from basic science approaches (including understanding the suicidal process) to the development of preventive strategies and interventions (including public health preventive strategies, as well as interventions delivered to high-risk groups).
Prof. Dr. Rory O’Connor
Prof. Dr. Gwendolyn Portzky
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Risk and protective factors
- Psychological and psychosocial interventions
- Primary and secondary prevention
- Translating evidence into practice