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:
1.583 (5 Year Impact Factor: 2.119)
Indexed in:
Index Medicus, 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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Recent editorials


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


Suicide at Very Advanced Age – The Extremes of the Gender Paradox
Diego De Leo and Kairi Kõlves
Crisis, Vol. 38, No. 6, pp. 363–366

The Social Pain Model
John F. Gunn III
Crisis, Vol. 38, No. 5, pp. 281–286

How to Ask About Suicide? A Question in Need of an Empirical Answer

Alan L. Berman and Morton M. Silverman
Crisis, Vol. 38, No. 4, pp. 213–216

The Economy and Suicide
J. John Mann and Allison V. Metts
Crisis, Vol. 38, No. 3, pp. 141–146

A Sociobiological Extension of the Interpersonal Theory of Suicide
Thomas E. Joiner, Jennifer M. Buchman-Schmitt, Carol Chu, and Melanie A. Hom
Crisis, Vol. 38, No. 2, pp. 69–72

Suicide Prevention in an International Context – Progress and Challenges
Ella Arensman
Crisis, Vol. 38, No. 1, pp. 1-6

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

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