Pharmacy Faculty Co-Write Book about Suicide Prevention
Dr. Jill Lavigne and Dr. Fang Zhao, Associate Professors from the Wegmans School of Pharmacy, recently published a book about suicide prevention, “Frontiers in Suicide Risk: Research, Treatment and Prevention,” and co-wrote it with over 40 scientists and clinicians from around the world.
The book includes 17 chapters that cover prevention methods. For those clinicians who work with patients at the bedside, they write about exploring the use of motivational interviewing to treat patients with active suicidal ideation. The book also talks about prevention efforts that are being developed and implemented to assess suicide risk and prevent attempts in specific patient groups, such as older adults and those with traumatic brain injury or substance use. Additionally, the authors discuss suicide risk and prevention attempts by community-based participatory research programs, the United States government, and the field of economics.
Lavigne was the book's sole editor and wrote two chapters including, “The Comparative Safety of Multiple Drug Regimens with Adverse Effects of Risk of Suicidal Ideation or Behavior: A Study Design for Bipolar Disorder” and "Pharmacist and Pharmacy Staff Knowledge, Attitudes and Motivation to Refer Patients for Suicide Risk Assessment: Lessons from Operation SAVE." Zhao wrote a chapter entitled, “Innovative Drug Delivery and Formulation Designs to Deter Drug Abuse and Misuse Related to Suicide.”
The pair co-wrote the book with experts from the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, US Department of Veterans Affairs, University of Rochester Medical Center, University of Alabama, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Case Western Reserve University, University of Pittsburgh, Tulane University, Yeditepe University (Turkey), University of Saskatchewan (Canada), Iwate Medical University (Japan), Goethe University (Germany), University of Leuven (Belgium), King’s College of London, University of Montpellier, Academic Hospital of Montpellier, and Psychiatric Hospital of Sint-Camillus (Belgium).
Latest College News Stories
- Wegmans School of Nursing Awards First Advanced Certificate in Mental Health Counseling
- Cooking Up a Sustainable First Friday Lecture October 3
- Nicolay Publishes Monograph
- Cleaner and Greener – College Introduces New Trash and Recycling Centers Campuswide
- Trustee Ronald Hermance, Jr. ’69 Passes Away
- College Welcomes New Faculty for 2014-15 Academic Year
- Get Involved at Involvement Fest Next Tuesday
- Exchanging Courses and Lives
- St. John Fisher College Recognized on List of America’s Best Colleges 2015
- Wegmans School of Nursing Introduces Dedicated Education Unit Clinical Site to Students
- Courage Bowl X Slated for September 20, Fisher to Face Brockport
- Pittsford High School AP Chemistry Students work with Fisher Faculty on Project, Presentation
- Chemistry Faculty Members Present at Biennial Conference on Chemical Education
- Sashittal Publishes Book, Article
- Welcome Class of 2018!