Joinpoint regression analysis of suicides in Denmark during 1980-2015

Is the suicide rate in Denmark increasing or decreasing? Effective suicide prevention requires vigilant monitoring of suicide trends. The aim of this study was to assess the change in the Danish suicide rate over time using joinpoint regression analysis. The suicide rate fell sharply between 1980 and 1999 in Denmark, but since then the decrease has been modest, especially since 2007. Further reduction in the suicide rate requires new and effective measures. The study is published in Danish Medical Bulletin

DRISP: Susanne Dyvesether, Annette Erlangsen & Merete Nordentoft


  • Julie L Forman, Section of Biostatistics, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Workplace bullying and suicidal behaviour

Although workplace bullying is considered a stressful life-event, there is scarce evidence about its’ role as a risk factor for suicide attempt and death by suicide. The aim of this project is to examine whether people who report to have been exposed to workplace bullying have higher rates of suicidal behaviour than those not exposed.

The project has received support from the Psychiatric Research Foundation, Region Southern Denmark

DRISP: Annette Erlangsen


  • Paul Maurice Conway, Institut for Psykologi, Københavns Universitet
  • Thomas Clausen, Det Nationale Forskningscenter for Arbejdsmiljø, København
  • Annie Høgh, Institut for Psykologi, Københavns Universitet
  • Elsebeth Stenager, Department of Regional Health Research, University of Southern

Suicidal behaviour after among victims of physical or sexual abuse

Abuse of children and youth is an important problem to emphasize and prevent. This project conducts a large, representative, study of victims of sexual and physical abuse.
The project has received support from the Danish Health Care Foundation.

DRISP: Annette Erlangsen & Merete Nordentoft


  • Holly Wilcox, Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA
  • Prof Elizabeth J. Letourneau, Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Kairi Kolves, Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention, WHO Collaborating Centre in for Research and Training in Suicide Prevention at Griffith University