Kay, Margaret (2012). Canadian Family Physician, 58(7).
The author bases an argument on the premise that family physicians do experience burnout. What she asserts is that it is overdramatized with associations of depression and suicide, and that this further stigmatizes these conditions, as well as (by association), stigmatizes burnout. She points out that research has shown that burnout is more associated with situational or organizational factors, rather than individual ones. Read article here.
Cutaneous body image dissatisfaction and suicidal ideation: Mediation by interpersonal sensitivity
Gupta, MA, Gupta, AK (2013.) Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 75(1) 55 – 59.
Suicidal ideation is greater among people who are unhappy with their skin and experience perceptions of related stigmatization and social exclusion. Interpersonal sensitivity (IS), a symptom dimension related to self-consciousness, feelings of inferiority and social exclusion, mediates this effect. Read abstract here.
Internet comments on media reporting of two adolescents’ collective suicide attempt.
Sisask, M., Varnik, A, and Wasserman, D. (2006.) Archives of Suicide Research, 9(1):87-98.
This article explored the spontaneous on-line comments provided by readers of seven different Internet articles of the same double-suicide attempt. The authors write that the general population’s attitude about suicide is influenced by its reporting. Read abstract here.
A systematic review of scales that measure attitudes toward suicide.
Kodaka, M., Postuvan, V., Inagaki, M., and Yamada, M. (2011.) International Journal Sociological Psychiatry Jul;57(4):338061.
Three instruments used to measure attitudes about suicide were identified and their characteristics were evaluated: Suicide Opinion Questionnaire (SOQ), Suicide Attitude Questionnaire (SUIATT) and Attitudes Toward Suicide (ATTS). Read abstract here.
Adolescent Sexual Orientation and Suicide Risk: Evidence From a National Study
Russel, ST, and Joyner, K. American Journal of Public Health, 91(8):1276-1281, 2001.
This study looks at risk factors of suicide risk, including depression, hopelessness, alcohol abuse, recent suicide attempts by a peer or a family member, and experiences of victimization and adolescent sexual orientation. Read article here.