Suicide Prevention

A nurse perspective on interacting with patients who experience suicidal ideation

By Joeri Vandewalle It is clear that nurses play a crucial and advantaged role in suicide prevention and in promoting the recovery of patients who experience suicidal ideation. Nurses make up a large proportion of multidisciplinary teams and have 24-hour contact with patients. Moreover, nursing has always been thought to be synonymous with providing care,… Continue reading A nurse perspective on interacting with patients who experience suicidal ideation

Lived Experience, Suicide Prevention

Sowing #SeedsOfHope on World Suicide Prevention Day

By Donna Littlewood On 10th September, I had the pleasure of being part of a co-designed photography exhibition to mark World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD). The idea for the event came from our ‘Patient and Public Involvement’ (PPI) group, also known as Mental Health 4 Mutual Support. Together with my fellow researchers (Leah Quinlivan and… Continue reading Sowing #SeedsOfHope on World Suicide Prevention Day

Lived Experience

See What I’m Saying? Using creative methods to open up conversations around self-harm, suicide and ‘recovery’

By Emma Nielsen and Donna Littlewood They say that a picture speaks a thousand words. While a thousand is arguably a point of debate, it is certainly true that images can be a powerful means of conveying ideas, sharing experiences and opening up conversations. This can be particularly important when words are hard to find… Continue reading See What I’m Saying? Using creative methods to open up conversations around self-harm, suicide and ‘recovery’

Lived Experience

What’s okay to say? The acceptability of language used to talk about suicide

By Emma Nielsen Language: the source of much debate Talking matters; we want people to be having helpful, open and compassionate conversations about suicide. A central aspect of supporting this is developing a comprehensive, clear and evidence-based understanding of what language people find acceptable, and what is not acceptable, when doing the talking. Here, it… Continue reading What’s okay to say? The acceptability of language used to talk about suicide

Suicide Prevention

When and where to look for help? Student mental health challenges in Croatia

By Lana Bojanić. Mental health of university students has been a hot topic in the last couple of years, both in research and in public domain, and for a good reason. The fact that the usual university age coincides with the age of onset of almost two-thirds of mental health problems, makes it vital to… Continue reading When and where to look for help? Student mental health challenges in Croatia

Journal Club Notes

Short sleep duration and poor sleep quality predict next-day suicidal ideation: An Ecological Momentary Assessment Study

On Monday, 25th June at 10am (GMT) we had our montly online journal club session and we discussed the paper: Littlewood, D. L., Kyle, S. D., Carter, L. A., Peters, S., Pratt, D., & Gooding, P. (2018). Short sleep duration and poor sleep quality predict next-day suicidal ideation: an ecological momentary assessment study. Psychological medicine,… Continue reading Short sleep duration and poor sleep quality predict next-day suicidal ideation: An Ecological Momentary Assessment Study

Lived Experience

The Other Half of Suicide Ideation

I’m a healthy and stable guy. I lead a lifestyle I enjoy, have a job I’m passionate for and a friendship group I hold dear to me. I’m happy, positive about where I am in life and optimistic for the future. Even when times are bad, like when my father passed suddenly, I channelled the… Continue reading The Other Half of Suicide Ideation