About this Research Topic
Suicide and mental diseases are strongly linked, and it is believed that up to 90% of those who commit suicide have one or more psychiatric comorbidities. Among them, emotional disorders and posttraumatic stress disorders (PTSD) are the most dangerous. Alcoholism is predicted to have a 7% lifetime risk of suicide, compared to a 6% risk for depressive disorders. When mental illness and substance use disorders coexist, vulnerability increases dramatically, and risk doubles, compared to affective disorders or alcohol abuse alone. Individuals with drug use problems are 10-14 times more likely to commit suicide than the general population. Screening is a mainstay in today's preventive health care procedures for aiding diagnosis, allowing for early detection of persons at risk of developing drug use problems, and studies proved that it can significantly reduce alcohol and cigarette usage. Exploring the relationships between different factors and mental health is beneficial in identifying the most critical risk factors that have a significant influence on an individual. Furthermore, it may give evidence for effective preventative strategies to enhance policy. Nonetheless, the link between several essential elements and the underlying processes is not entirely understood. Furthermore, whether certain mitigation techniques may ameliorate the negative health consequences of such variables on individual health are crucial concerns that need to be further investigated. As a result, the goal of this Research Topic is to investigate the scientific concerns and give useful implications for the development of associated health policies to enhance mental health in modern society.
We welcome Original Research and Reviews focusing on, but not limited to, the following subtopics:
• Substance Use Disorders and Suicide
• Alcohol Use Disorder and Suicide
• Opioid Use Disorder and Suicide
• Other Substances and Suicidal Behavior
• Risk Assessment and Management (Suicide & Addiction)
• Risk factors related to suicide
• Role of public health in Suicide and addiction
• Empirical Approaches to Suicide and addiction
Keywords: Informatics, public health, self-harm, suicidal intent, substance addiction, non-substance addiction, internet addiction
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