Mar. 15, 2021—A machine learning algorithm that predicts suicide attempt recently underwent a prospective trial at the institution where it was developed, Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Feb. 11, 2021—Retrieval of clearer, more complete information from the EHR could go a long way toward improving predictive models of who will next be at risk of suicide, thereby improving care for patients with suicidal thoughts and behaviors.
May. 17, 2018—The number of school-age children and adolescents hospitalized for suicidal thoughts or attempts has more than doubled since 2008, according to a new Vanderbilt-led study published in Pediatrics.
Sep. 6, 2017—National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month was created to educate the public about how to identify people who may be suicidal, how to talk about suicide, and how to locate information on available community resources.
Mar. 9, 2017—According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2013 there were 41,149 suicides in the U.S., making it the 10th leading cause of death that year. Among high school students in 2013, the CDC estimates that over the previous 12 months 2.7 percent had sometime made a suicide attempt resulting in injury, poisoning or overdose that required medical attention.
Sep. 7, 2016—National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month was created with the goal of educating the public on how to identify those who are struggling, how to talk about suicide without increasing the risk of harm, and how to provide information on available community resources.
Sep. 5, 2016—Supporting friends, loved ones and fellow community members means being prepared to ask difficult questions. Dr. Catherine Fuchs of the Psychological and Counseling Center shares important data and insights regarding whether asking about suicide increases suicidal ideation in adolescents, young adults and the general at-risk population.
Sep. 29, 2015—“Inside the Darkness,” a traveling art installation created by survivors of suicide and intended to raise awareness about suicide prevention across Tennessee, will be on display at Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt beginning Oct. 1.
Sep. 5, 2014—Sept. 9 through 14 is recognized as National Suicide Prevention Week.
Apr. 17, 2013—The power to heal is far more complex than just the use of medications and clinical treatments. That is what Vanderbilt Medical students are learning, along with collaborative partners from the school of nursing, the law school, and local schools of pharmacy and social work. Together they volunteer as teams at the student-run Shade Tree...
Dec. 21, 2011—A Vanderbilt-led workshop for military health care providers could lead to more post-deployment mental health referrals.