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Alcohol Involvement in Suicide and Self-Harm

Overview of attention for article published in Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, September 2017
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Title
Alcohol Involvement in Suicide and Self-Harm
Published in
Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, September 2017
DOI 10.1027/0227-5910/a000488
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Authors

Celine Larkin, Eve Griffin, Paul Corcoran, Carmel McAuliffe, Ivan J. Perry, Ella Arensman

Abstract

Alcohol misuse and alcohol consumption are significant risk factors for suicidal behavior. This study sought to identify factors associated with alcohol consumption in cases of suicide and nonfatal self-harm presentations. Suicide cases in Cork, Ireland, from September 2008 to June 2012 were identified through the Suicide Support and Information System. Emergency department presentations of self-harm in the years 2007-2013 were obtained from the National Self-Harm Registry Ireland. Alcohol consumption was detected in the toxicology of 44% out of 307 suicide cases. Only younger age was significantly associated with having consumed alcohol among suicides. Alcohol consumption was noted in the case notes in 21% out of 8,145 self-harm presentations. Logistic regression analyses indicated that variables associated with having consumed alcohol in a self-harm presentation included male gender, older age, overdose as a method, not being admitted to a psychiatric ward, and presenting out-of-hours. Data was limited to routinely collected variables by the two different monitoring systems. Alcohol consumption commonly precedes suicidal behavior, and several factors differentiated alcohol-related suicidal acts. Self-harm cases, in particular, differ in profile when alcohol is consumed and may require a tailored clinical approach to minimize risk of further nonfatal or fatal self-harm.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 33 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 8 24%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 21%
Student > Postgraduate 2 6%
Student > Master 2 6%
Professor 1 3%
Other 5 15%
Unknown 8 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 12 36%
Medicine and Dentistry 7 21%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 3%
Environmental Science 1 3%
Other 1 3%
Unknown 9 27%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 17 January 2019.
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#3,140,987
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Outputs from Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention
#186
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#87,887
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Outputs of similar age from Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention
#3
of 8 outputs
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