February 2018

Clip 1: Rory and Poppy on mental health

Clip 2: Rory and Poppy on mental health

31st January 2018
Rory O'Connor was one of the plenary speakers at the recent National Suicide Prevention Alliance conference in London recently. Here he is giving his reflections about the conference alongside other invited speakers.  

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June 2017
Rory O'Connor is interviewed by MQ Research about his new study on safety planning & telephone support to reduce suicide attempts.  A longer version of this interview is available here.

MQ Research

10th September 2017
To coincide with World Suicide Prevention Day, Rory O'Connor chats with his daughter Poppy about suicide prevention -  Poppy adds her own thoughts about suicide and its prevention.

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February 2017
Rory O'Connor is interviewed by Clyde Radio about suicide prevention in Scotland (in the context of initiatives to reduce suicides on the railways)

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December 2016.  
Rory O'Connor is interviewed for author/journalist Will Storr's Mosaic Science article entitled: The male suicides: how social perfectionism kills. He shares his thoughts on the article below. #MosaicUnwrapped

Mosaic Science

Why not join us for the 1st Suicide and Self-harm Early Career Researchers' Forum, Glasgow, 3rd June 2016?
Here's a few words of invitation from Rory O'Connor.

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In this new podcast, Rory O'Connor talks briefly about World Suicide Prevention Day and a recent personal experience which highlights the importance of reaching out and the benefits of talking about suicide. #WSPD

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In the latest podcast, Rory O'Connor introduces a recent Personal View paper published in Lancet Psychiatry which he co-authored with Michael Smith (who was the lead; NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde), Joe Bouch (NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde), Simon Bradstreet (Scottish Recovery Network), Trevor Lakey (NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde) and Anne Nightingale (Retired Consultant Psychotherapist).  The paper describes the interplay between health system anxiety and patient distress in the context of patient care following self-harm or suicidal behaviour.  The paper is free to download at Lancet Psychiatry.  

Health services, suicide, and self-harm: patient distress and system anxiety

In the sixth podcast, Rory O'Connor describes a recent study of adolescent self-harm in Northern Ireland (conducted with Susan Rasmussen, University of Strathclyde and Keith Hawton, Oxford University).  Not only is this the first study to describe the prevalence of adolescent self-harm in Northern Ireland, it also describes the risk factors associated with self-harm (including exposure to The Troubles) as well as the influence of the internet and social media.  

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In the fifth podcast, Rory talks about a recent study conducted by members of the SBRL in collaboration with Professor Mark Williams (Oxford University) and Dr Roger Smyth (Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh).  The study is the first of its kind to investigate the relationship between different types of positive future thoughts and subsequent suicide attempts.  In the podcast, Rory sets the theoretical and empirical context of the study, describes the key findings and highlights the key clinical implications. 

Positive Future Thinking and Suicide Attempts

Lancet Psychiatry Podcast
Here is the link to a podcast recorded to coincide with the launch of Lancet Psychiatry (2nd May  2014) which focuses on suicide. Contributions from Rory O'Connor, Niall Boyce (Lancet Psychiatry), Madelyn Gould (Columbia University) and Belinda Jack (Oxford University)

In the fourth podcast In this podcast, Professor Rory O'Connor talks about three research challenges for the field of suicidology in 2014. Here's the link to the editorial about non-suicidal versus suicidal behaviour which is mentioned at the end of the podcast  

Three Challenges for Suicide Research in 2014

The third podcast from the Suicidal Behaviour Research Laboratory is now uploaded on YouTube. 
In this video, a newly published paper on psychological processes (especially entrapment) and suicidal behaviour is summarised. The paper is available here http://tinyurl.com/q9vsjhz

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The second podcast from the Suicidal Behaviour Research Laboratory is now uploaded on YouTube. 
In this video, Professor Rory O'Connor describes the Integrated Motivational-Volitional Model of Suicidal Behaviour (IMV) and outlines key influences on the model.  

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The first podcast from the Suicidal Behaviour Research Laboratory is now uploaded on YouTube. 

In this video, Professor Rory O'Connor talks briefly about the development of the Integrated Motivational-Volitional Model of Suicidal Behaviour (IMV)

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