ERIC Number: EJ863985
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
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Recent Suicidal Ideation among Patients in an Inner City Emergency Department
Ilgen, Mark A.; Walton, Maureen A.; Cunningham, Rebecca M.; Barry, Kristen L.; Chermack, Steve T.; De Chavez, Peter; Blow, Frederic C.
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v39 n5 p508-517 Oct 2009
The rates and associated features of suicidal ideation among 5,641 patients seeking routine, nonsuicide related care in an inner-city emergency department were examined. Approximately 8% of patients seeking routine care in the emergency department reported some form of suicidal ideation within the past 2 weeks. Suicidal ideation was common in individuals who were single with poorer mental health, had higher depression, and had received some drug or alcohol treatment in the past 3 months or had used cocaine or marijuana in the past 30 days. Improved screening procedures could help to identify routine care patients who are at risk for suicide.
Descriptors: Suicide, Patients, Urban Areas, Depression (Psychology), Hospitals, Mental Health, Drug Use, Alcohol Abuse, Therapy, Marijuana, Cocaine, At Risk Persons, Screening Tests
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