Clinical strategies for reducing firearm suicide

Suicide is complex, with psychiatric, cultural, and socioeconomic roots. Though mental illnesses like depression contribute to risk for suicide, access to lethal means such as firearms is considered a key risk factor for suicide, and half of suicides in the USA are by...

Dementia and Firearms: an Exploratory Survey of Caregiver Needs

Introduction The cognitive impairment and behavioral disturbances accompanying dementia can impair individuals’ ability to safely operate a car or be home alone; these issues may also increase risk of firearm injury or death, for both persons with dementia (PWD) and...

Preventing Firearm-Related Death and Injury

Deaths and injuries from firearms are significant public health problems, and clinicians are in a unique position to identify risk among their patients and discuss the importance of safe firearm practices. Although clinicians may be ill-prepared to engage in such...