Category Archives: Youth Suicide

Teen Suicide Prevention: Connection Matters

A great deal of scientific and social endeavour is expended on preventing suicide. Few losses evoke emotions in others as much as a person’s death by their own hand. A person’s suicide evokes predictable questions: Why did they not confide … Continue reading

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Suicide prevention: the trouble with RUOK?

Suicide prevention is a worthy undertaking. Much credit must be given to those who endeavour to raise the profile of suicide prevention and its correlate, mental health promotion. The RUOK? campaign that seeks to raise community awareness and prevent possible … Continue reading

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Suicide prevention: connection matters

A great deal of scientific and social endeavour is expended on preventing suicide. Few losses evoke emotions in others as much as a person’s death by their own hand. A person’s suicide evokes predictable questions: Why did they not confide … Continue reading

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Assessing Suicide Risk

Youth suicide remains a major public health concern of our time. Few things are more tragic than a young life cut short. Compounding the tragedy of youth suicide is the fact that suicide among young people is a permanent solution … Continue reading

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Locus of control and youth suicide

In this, the last post for a little while about my historical publications concerning youth suicide and mental health, I want to introduce you to the following paper: Pearce, C.M., & Martin, G. (1993). Locus of Control as an Indicator of … Continue reading

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The significance of touch

If only I knew then what I know now! This sentiment particularly applies to the third in a series of posts on this site about published articles that arose out of the collaboration between Professor Graham Martin and myself between … Continue reading

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Music preference and suicidal behaviour among adolescents

In my earlier post Predicting Suicide Attempts Among Adolescents I refer to a series of research papers that arose from my collaboration with Professor Graham Martin in the early 1990’s. The first paper published as a result of that collaboration … Continue reading

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Predicting suicide attempts among adolescents

On this, World Suicide Prevention Day, I thought it fitting to draw your attention to one of my earlier publications: Pearce, C. & Martin, G (1994), Predicting Suicide Attempts Among Adolescents. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 90 : 324-328. Between 1991 and 1995 … Continue reading

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