Fatal self-injury in the United States, 1999-2018: Unmasking a national mental health crisis.

Title

Fatal self-injury in the United States, 1999-2018: Unmasking a national mental health crisis.

Creator

Rockett IRH; Caine ED; Banerjee A; Ali B; Miller T; Connery HS; Lulla VO; Nolte KB; Larkin GL; Stack S; Hendricks B; McHugh RK; White FMM; Greenfield SF; Bohnert ASB; Cossman JS; D'Onofrio G; Nelson LS; Nestadt PS; Berry JH; Jia H

Publisher

EClinicalMedicine

Date

2021
2021-02-26

Description

Suicides by any method, plus ‘nonsuicide’ fatalities from drug self-intoxication (estimated from selected forensically undetermined and ‘accidental’ deaths), together represent self-injury mortality (SIM)—fatalities due to mental disorders or distress. SIM is especially important to examine given frequent undercounting of suicides amongst drug overdose deaths. We report suicide and SIM trends in the United States of America (US) during 1999–2018, portray interstate rate trends, and examine spatiotemporal (spacetime) diffusion or spread of the drug self-intoxication component of SIM, with attention to potential for differential suicide misclassification.

Rights

This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons CC-BY license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Format

Journal Article

NEOMED College

NEOMED College of Medicine

NEOMED Department

Department of Emergency Medicine

Update Year & Number

Jan to Aug list 2021

Citation

Rockett IRH; Caine ED; Banerjee A; Ali B; Miller T; Connery HS; Lulla VO; Nolte KB; Larkin GL; Stack S; Hendricks B; McHugh RK; White FMM; Greenfield SF; Bohnert ASB; Cossman JS; D'Onofrio G; Nelson LS; Nestadt PS; Berry JH; Jia H, “Fatal self-injury in the United States, 1999-2018: Unmasking a national mental health crisis.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed May 18, 2024, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/11845.