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Determination Of The Safety Planning Intervention In ED

According to a study, researchers determine whether the Safety Planning Intervention (SPI), administered in EDs with follow-up contact for suicidal patients, was associated with reduced suicidal behavior and improved outpatient treatment engagement in the 6 months following discharge, an established high-risk period.

Use of the Safety Planning Intervention (SPI) plus follow-up phone calls for suicidal patients presenting in the emergency department cuts suicidal behavior and increases the likelihood of outpatient mental health treatment over the next six months. The study was published online in the JAMA Psychiatry.

Few People Have A Fictional First Memory

Researchers have conducted one of the largest surveys of people's first memories, finding that nearly 40% of people had a first memory which is fictional. Current research indicates that people's earliest memories date from around three to three-and-a-half years of age.

They found that 38.6% of a survey of 6,641 people claimed to have memories from two or younger, with 893 people claiming memories from one or younger.  This was particularly prevalent among middle-aged and older adults. The study was published in the journal Psychological Science.