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.

July 21, 2021

My Journey With My Mental Health and How I Deal, Part Two: Diet

In her second piece for From the Lived Experience our contributing writer discusses the impact of diet, which affects our brain and mental health just as it does our physical health–as JKBF has outlined here.  By Guest Contributor, Christine Bushrow I grew up eating predominantly healthy, comforting, home-cooked meals with my family. My mom’s Italian heritage […]

July 07, 2021

My Journey With My Mental Health and How I Deal, Part One: Yoga

Our contributor Christine shares insights into her mental health journey and lifestyle and biological influences in a series of articles. In this first piece for From the Lived Experience she discusses the impact of yoga, which has many benefits, including alteration of the stress response. Through movement and breath work yoga affects the nervous system […]

June 22, 2021

Insights from ‘The Interplay Between the Environment and Mental Health’ –  Part III

This article shares some of the complexity and potential opportunities in considering environmental impacts on mental health, and is the final in a series covering the National Academies of Science’s workshop, “The Interplay Between the Environment and Mental Health.” Workshop presenters emphasized the array of environmental influences on mental health, including ecosystems, lifestyle factors, social […]

April 12, 2021

Insights from ‘The Interplay Between the Environment and Mental Health’ – Part I

by Kimberly Charleson This article is the first of a series covering the workshop “The Interplay Between the Environment and Mental Health.” The groundbreaking workshop The Interplay Between the Environment and Mental Health was held in February 2021 and served as an encouraging sign of increased attention and research considerations in the space of environment and […]

April 12, 2021

Insomnia, Sleep Medicines, and Suicide – it’s complicated!

To further our understanding of the role of sleep disturbance in suicidal behaviors, below we present a sleep researcher’s explanation of a recent study addressing insomnia, sleep medications, and suicide. The researcher, Andrew Tubbs, and his collaborators from the University of Arizona have just published data that indicate the particular type of sleep medicine may […]

February 06, 2021

A Reflection from Jamie’s Brothers

On the 11th anniversary of his death, Jamie Bernard’s family gathered to remember him and celebrate his spirit. This year JKBF is fortunate to be able to share these reflections from his triplet brothers, Fred and Bill. Fred’s reflections as a suicide loss survivor offer insight From the Lived Experience. Thoughts on Jamie by Fred […]