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Section 4
Substance Use and Suicide

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.

Cameron, A. Y., Eaton, E., Brake, C. A., & Capone, C. (2021). Moral injury as a unique predictor of suicidal ideation in a veteran sample with a substance use disorder. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 13(8), 856–860.

Currier, J. M., Fadoir, N., Carroll, T. D., Kuhlman, S., Marie, L., Taylor, S. E., Smith, T., Isaak, S. L., & Sims, B. M. (2020). A cross-sectional investigation of divine struggles and suicide risk among men in early recovery from substance use disorders. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 12(3), 324–333.

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.

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