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Section 4
Substance Use and Suicide: A Nexus Requiring a
Public Health Approach

Question 4 | Test | Table of Contents

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Key Points found in Scroll Box below:
1. At-Risk Populations for Suicide:
-American Indians/Alaska Natives
-Individuals bereaved by suicide
-Individuals in justice and child welfare settings
-Individuals who engage in non-suicidal self-injury
-Individuals who have attempted suicide
-Individuals with medical conditions
-Individuals with mental and/or substance usedisorders
-LGBT individuals
-Members of the armed forces and veterans
-Men in midlife
-Older men
2. A Sampling of Evidence-Based Programs for Adolescents and Their Caregivers:
Model Adolescent Suicide Prevention Program (MASPP); Emergency Department Means Restriction Education; and Coping and Support Training (CAS).
3. Traditional Barriers to Collaboration among State and Tribal Agencies:
Organizational Barriers; Funding Barriers; Philosophical Differences; and Lack of Information.

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- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Substance Use and Suicide: A Nexus Requiring a Public Health Approach. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 2016. Pg. 1-6.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article References:
Arias, S. A., Dumas, O., Sullivan, A. F., Boudreaux, E. D., Miller, I., & Camargo, C. A., Jr. (2016). Substance use as a mediator of the association between demographics, suicide attempt history, and future suicide attempts in emergency department patients. Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, 37(5), 385–391.

Liu, R. T., Vassileva, J., Gonzalez, R., & Martin, E. M. (2012). A comparison of delay discounting among substance users with and without suicide attempt history. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 26(4), 980–985. 

Reese, E. D., Conway, C. C., Anand, D., Bauer, D. J., & Daughters, S. B. (2019). Distress tolerance trajectories following substance use treatment. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 87(7), 645–656.

QUESTION 4
What is a reason why alcohol and/or drug misuse significantly affect suicide rates? To select and enter your answer go to Test.