“A Simple Emergency Room Intervention Can Help Cut Suicide Risk” AND More on Best 5 Tuesday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Tuesday Reads. Lets begin!

1) A Simple Emergency Room Intervention Can Help Cut Suicide Risk

Many people who attempt suicide end up in an emergency room for immediate treatment. But few of those suicide survivors get the follow-up care they need at a time when they are especially likely to attempt suicide again.

Now, a study shows that a simple intervention conducted by staff in emergency departments can reduce the risk of future attempts. The intervention involves creating a safety plan for each patient and following up with phone calls after discharge.

2) How to Get Your Intuition Back (When It’s Hijacked by Life)

Suddenly at midlife, the gut instinct I had long relied on to make important life decisions left me. Here’s how I learned to get it back.

3) Strong Social Networks May Mitigate the Effects of Childhood Adversity

These findings support initiatives targeted at reducing the effect of negative early childhood experiences on psychopathology.

4) Therapy Focusing on Mindfulness, Interoception Improves Outcomes for Women With Substance Use Disorder

These findings are consistent with emerging neurocognitive models linking interoception to emotion regulation and related health outcomes, providing valuable input in improving substance use disorder treatment.

5) Police Killings of Unarmed Victims Tied to Poor Mental Health in Blacks

Black individuals in the US are three times more likely than whites to be killed by police, but new research suggests it’s the killing of unarmed blacks that negatively affects mental health in the community.

Thank you for your time and see you again tomorrow for more articles 🙂

Best Regards,

Vikram


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