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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." Institute of Medicine. 2001. Risk Factors for Suicide: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10215.
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Risk Factors For Suicide

summary of a workshop

prepared by Sara K.Goldsmith

Board on Neuroscience and Behavioral Health

INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE

NATIONAL ACADEMY PRESS
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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." Institute of Medicine. 2001. Risk Factors for Suicide: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10215.
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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." Institute of Medicine. 2001. Risk Factors for Suicide: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10215.
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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." Institute of Medicine. 2001. Risk Factors for Suicide: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10215.
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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." Institute of Medicine. 2001. Risk Factors for Suicide: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10215.
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Committee on Pathophysiology and Prevention of Adolescent and Adult Suicide

WILLIAM E.BUNNEY, JR., M.D., (Co-Chair),

University of California, Irvine, California

ARTHUR M.KLEINMAN, M.D., (Co-Chair),

Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

CARL C.BELL, M.D.,

Community Mental Health Council and University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois

DAVID A.BRENT, M.D.,

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

LEONA EGGERT, PH.D.,

FAAN, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

JAN FAWCETT, M.D.,

Rush Institute for Mental Well-Being, Chicago, Illinois

ROBERT D.GIBBONS, PH.D.,

University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois

KAY REDFIELD JAMISON, PH.D.,

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland

JILL E.KORBIN, PH.D.,

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio

J.JOHN MANN, M.D.,

New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University, New York, New York

PHILIP A.MAY, PH.D.,

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

CHARLES F.REYNOLDS, III, M.D.,

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

MING T.TSUANG, M.D., PH.D.,

Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

RICHARD G.FRANK, PH.D.,

(liaison to the Board on Neuroscience and Behavioral Health), Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

Staff

TERRY C.PELLMAR, PH.D., Board Director,

NBH

SARA K.GOLDSMITH, PH.D., Study Director

SANDRA P. AU, Research Associate

ALLISON M.PANZER, Project Assistant

MIRIAM DAVIS, PH.D., Consultant

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." Institute of Medicine. 2001. Risk Factors for Suicide: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10215.
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Board on Neuroscience and Behavioral Health

ANN M.GRAYBIEL, PH.D., (Chair),

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts

KENNETH B.WELLS, M.D., M.P.H., (Vice-Chair),

Neuropsychiatric Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, California

NANCY E.ADLER, PH.D.,

University of California, San Francisco, California

RICHARD J.BONNIE, LL.B.,

University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia

WILLIAM E.BUNNEY, M.D.,

University of California, Irvine, California

RICHARD G.FRANK, PH.D.,

Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

JEROME KAGAN, PH.D.,

Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

HERBERT D.KLEBER, M.D.,

Columbia University and New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, New York

BEVERLY B.LONG, M.S., M.P.H.,

World Federation for Mental Health, Atlanta, Georgia

KATHLEEN R.MERIKANGAS, PH.D.,

Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

STEVEN M.MIRIN, M.D.,

American Psychiatric Association, Washington, D.C.

STEVEN M.PAUL, M.D.,

Lilly Research Laboratories, Indianapolis, Indiana

DAVID REISS, M.D.,

George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, D.C.

RHONDA J.ROBINSON-BEALE, M.D.,

Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan, Southfield, Michigan

STEPHEN WAXMAN, M.D., PH.D.,

Yale Medical School, New Haven, Connecticut

NANCY S.WEXLER, PH.D.,

Columbia University, New York, New York

ANNE B.YOUNG, M.D., PH.D.,

Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

Staff

TERRY C.PELLMAR, PH.D., Director

CAROLE A.CHRVALA, M.A., PH.D., Senior Program Officer

SARA K.GOLDSMITH, PH.D., Senior Program Officer

JANET E.JOY, PH.D., Senior Program Officer

SANDRA P.AU, Research Associate

ALLISON L.FRIEDMAN, Research Assistant

LORA K.TAYLOR, Administrative Assistant

AMELIA MATHIS, Project Assistant

ALLISON M.PANZER, Project Assistant

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Reviewers

This report has been reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise, in accordance with procedures approved by the NRC’s Report Review Committee. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the institution in making its published report as sound as possible and to ensure that the report meets institutional standards for objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the deliberative process. We wish to thank the following individuals for their review of this report:

CARL C.BELL, Community Mental Health Council, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois

JAN FAWCETT, Rush Institute for Mental Well-Being, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois

DAVID A.JOBES, Department of Psychology, the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.

GREGORY A.ORDWAY, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, University of Mississippi Medical Center

Although the reviewers listed above have provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the conclusions or recommendations nor did they see the final draft of the report before its release. The review of this report was overseen by John Kalafat, Graduate School of Professional Psychology, Rutgers University. Appointed by the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine, he was responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this report was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content of this report rests entirely with the authors and the institution.

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Thoughts of suicide can be abundant and frequent for some. These thoughts easily disrupt the lives of not only the suicidal person but the world around said person. It may, however, be possible to tell someone is suicidal before it's too late. Participants of committee on the Pathophysiology and Prevention of Adult and Adolescent Suicide of the Institute of Medicine's held two workshops, Risk Factors for Suicide, March 14, 2001 and Suicide Prevention and Intervention, May 14, 2001, to discuss the topic of suicide. The two workshops were designed to allow invited presenters to share with the committee and other workshop participants their particular expertise in suicide, and to discuss and examine the existing knowledge base.

Risk Factors for Suicide: Summary of a Workshop summarizes the first workshop whose participants were selected to represent the areas of epidemiology and measurement, socio-cultural factors, biologic factors, developmental factors and trauma, and psychologic factors. They were asked to present current and relevant knowledge in each of their expertise areas.

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