Suicide Science

For more Suicide Research and Science, visit our Scientific Research Page or view mainstream news articles on biological and lifestyle contributors to mental health conditions and suicide in News from the Web.

Below you will find the breadth of our science and clinical updates as shared in prior Create-Connect-Contribute eNewsletters.

August 30, 2022

Time Zones, Chronobiology and Suicide

Work from the Postolache lab provides insight on the effects of day light and time zones on sleep and mortality from suicide and transportation accidents and was recently presented at the European Symposium on Suicide and Suicidal Behavior. JKBF provided support for this work, and awarded a Dissemenation Award to Poyu Yen, a young investigator on […]

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May 05, 2022

The Suicide that Wasn’t

From the Lived Experience Why do some suicides seem to happen so “fast?” That question underscores many of the complexities, nuances, and possible solutions for a growing health crisis. As a Black American, I am driven to write about this phenomenon through the lens of people like me. My Story Invisibility. Invisible problems. In reality, […]

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April 06, 2022

A Clinician asks… ‘Could Sleep Help End the Youth Mental Health Crisis?’

From the Clinician  As her previous contribution showed, Dr. Kathleen Mackenzie’s blended insights as a clinician with lived experience provide important perspective. In a recent piece in Psychology Today, Dr. Mackenzie posed the question, Could Sleep Help End the Youth Mental Health Crisis? and set forth her arguments for targeting improved sleep for our youth. In this article […]

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April 05, 2022

JKBF Awardee Publishes in SLEEP

In October, JKBF granted its second research award to Nikolaj Kjær Høier, a young scientist investigating biological factors important to suicide risk presenting at the 2021 International Summit on Suicide Research. We are pleased to share that his work has recently been published in SLEEP, the journal of the Sleep Research Society (SRS). Mr. Høier‘s paper, Association between hospital-diagnosed sleep […]

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April 03, 2022

Recapping The Interplay of Environmental Exposures and Mental Health: Setting an Agenda

Previously we reported insights on considerations of the often-overlooked impacts of environmental exposures on mental health in a series covering the National Academies of Science’s 2021 workshop, “The Interplay Between the Environment and Mental Health.”  Change is starting to occur, as the organizers now report, ‘Science and policy experts in the environmental and behavioral health […]

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January 21, 2022

Chronic Illness, A Factor in Suicide Risk

By Meghan Bellamy   In recent years CDC Statistics have reflected that eight of the top ten causes of death in the US were chronic illnesses, with the tenth being suicide. In 2020, that changed with the insertion of Covid pandemic deaths ranking third, yet chronic disease and suicide remain prominent causes of death in […]

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