Suicide Completion

Death as the final outcome of the suicide process
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Suicide risk assessment and content of VA health care contacts before suicide completion by veterans in Oregon.
Considering that approximately 100200 attempts take place for every suicide completion (CDC, 2009), a high school of this size would experience the trauma of a student death by suicide at least every 2 to 3 years.
Indeed, mental health professionals have thus identified a need to administer markers which will improve our ability to identify college students who may be at risk for suicide completion (Kisch, Leino, & Silverman, 2005).
The highest rate of suicide completion occurs among older white males, many with a history of depression, substance abuse, or both (Bruce et al.
Another contributing risk factor for suicide completion is alienation from social support (Cash & Bridge, 2009; Taylor, Gooding, Wood, & Tarrier, 2011).
Adults over age 65 have a vastly higher suicide completion rate than other age groups: one estimated suicide for every four attempts (Kung, Hoyert, Xu, & Murphy, 2008).
10) It has been demonstrated that among young people one suicide attempt raises the risk of suicide completion 15-fold, (11) and several researchers have reported that the main predictor of repeated suicide attempts and eventual suicide is parasuicide.
Although African Americans have lower rates of suicide completion than do white Americans, epidemiological research has documented dramatic changes in the rates of suicidal behavior among this population (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 1998).
A previous suicide attempt is one of the biggest risk factors for suicide completion, (8-12) and research has demonstrated that follow-up mental health treatment after a suicide attempt can reduce the rate of subsequent attempts.
Mental health professionals who work with suicidal clients often experience intense reactions in the aftermath of a traumatic event, such as a client suicide completion.
Previous studies based on patient recollections had also shown elevated rates of suicidal thinking and attempts among BDD patients, and physician reports had suggested increased suicide completion.
Suicide completion rates may be as high as 10-15 percent of patients with bipolar I disorder(6) making it one of the most serious and deadly psychiatric illnesses.