The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention

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Published under the auspices of the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP)

ISSN-L 0227-5910, ISSN-Print 0227-5910, ISSN-Online 2151-2396
Impact Factor:
2.356 (5 Year Impact Factor: 2.361)
Indexed in:
PubMed/Medline, Current Contents/Social and Behavioral Sciences (CC/S&BS), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Social SciSearch, PsycINFO, PSYNDEX, Scopus, and EMCare.
Jane Pirkis (Editor-in-chief)
Maria A. Oquendo (Associate editor)
Ella Arensman (Associate editor)
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About the journal

Crisis – The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention is an international periodical that publishes original articles on suicidology and crisis intervention. Papers presenting basic research as well as practical experience in the field are welcome. Crisis also publishes potentially life-saving information for all those involved in crisis intervention and suicide prevention, making it important reading for clinicians, counselors, hotlines, and crisis intervention centers.

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Suicide research priorities during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Zoom Webinar
Wednesday 29th July 2020
12:00 -13:00 GMT+1

Hosted by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP)
Prof. Jane Pirkis (Chair)
Prof. Ella Arensman
Prof. David Gunnell
Prof. Keith Hawton
Prof. Thomas Niederkrotenthaler

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Physical Distancing and Emotional Closeness Amidst COVID-19

New editorial of Crisis Vol 41, No. 3 just released in advance, as the topic is related to the current situation and might help in these unsettling times. Click here to get more information about the editorial!

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Recent editorials


Physical Distancing and Emotional Closeness Amidst COVID-19
by Paul S.F. Yip and Pui Hing Chau
Crisis, Vol 41, No 3, pp. 153-155

Strengthening the Evidence Base in Suicide Prevention
Jane Pirkis
Crisis, Vol. 41, No. 2, pp. 77-81

Schools and Suicide – The Importance of the Attachment Bond

Margaret Nakhid-Chatoor
Crisis, Vol. 41, No. 1, pp. 1-6


Progress in Postvention
Myfanwy Maple, Vita Poštuvan, and Sharon McDonnell
Crisis, Vol. 40, No. 6, pp. 379-382

Older Age and New Technologies in Suicide Prevention
Karolina Krysinska, Saška Roškar, and Merike Sisask
Crisis, Vol. 40, No. 5, pp. 303-308

It's Not Easy – Impacts of Suicide Prevention Research on Study Staff
Jason I. Chen, Ginnifer L. Mastarone, and Lauren M. Denneson
Crisis, Vol. 40, No. 2, pp. 151-156

Sentinel Surveillance for Self-Harm – Existing Challenges and Opportunities for the Future
Katrina Witt and Jo Robinson
Crisis, Vol. 40, No. 1, pp. 1–6


Is Suicide Prevention an Absolute? – Considerations When Medical Assistance in Dying Is an Option
Brian L. Mishara and David N. Weisstub
Crisis, Vol. 39, No. 5, pp. 313–317

Suicide Risk Assessment – Risk Stratification Is Not Accurate Enough to Be Clinically Useful and Alternative Approaches Are Needed
Gregory Carter and Matthew J. Spittal
Crisis, Vol. 39, No. 4, pp. 229–234

Studies of Suicidal Behavior Using National Registers – An Adventure Without Boundaries?
Annette Erlangsen, Ping Qin, and Ellenor Mittendorfer-Rutz
Crisis, Vol. 39, No. 3, pp. 153–158

Healthy Debate, Frustration, or a Field in Chaos?
Dan Reidenberg
Crisis, Vol. 39, No. 2, pp. 77–81

Passing the Baton
Diego De Leo and Jane Pirkis
Crisis, Vol. 39, No. 1, pp. 1–3

Free online sample content


Prevention of Deaths From Intentional Pesticide Poisoning
B. L. Mishara (2007)
Crisis, Vol. 28, Suppl., pp. 10-20.

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