Jie Zhang


Affiliation: State University of New York Buffalo State
Location: Buffalo, USA
Sociological theory, social psychology, culture studies, public health, mental health, suicide


  1. Sun L, Zhang J. Factors associated with help-seeking behavior among medically serious attempters aged 15-54 years in rural China. Psychiatry Res. 2019;274:36-41 pubmed publisher
    ..It is helpful for us to understanding the features of suicide attempters who do not seek help before suicide behavior, and we also should pay more attention on people with these factors in Chinese suicide prevention. ..
  2. Lyu J, Zhang J. BP neural network prediction model for suicide attempt among Chinese rural residents. J Affect Disord. 2019;246:465-473 pubmed publisher
    ..The BPNN established has significant clinical meaning for the clinical psychiatrist and lay theoretical foundation for artificial intelligence expert assisted diagnosis system for suicide attempt in the future. ..
  3. Liu Y, Zhang J, Hennessy D, Zhao S, Ji H. Psychological strains, depressive symptoms, and suicidal ideation among medical and non-medical staff in urban china. J Affect Disord. 2019;245:22-27 pubmed publisher
    ..Reduction of psychological strain is necessary to help maintain proper mental health and to ensure optimal performance at work. ..
  4. Zhang J, Sun W, Kong Y, Wang C. Reliability and validity of the Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale in 2 special adult samples from rural China. Compr Psychiatry. 2012;53:1243-51 pubmed publisher
    ..Factor structure analyses of the CES-D indicated that "somatization" process of expressing depressive symptoms still existed among rural Chinese. ..
  5. Lyu J, Wang Y, Shi H, Zhang J. Early warnings for suicide attempt among Chinese rural population. J Affect Disord. 2018;238:353-358 pubmed publisher
    ..Crisis intervention strategies in rural China should be informed by the findings from this research. Education, social support, healthy community, and strain reduction are all measures to decrease the likelihood of crises. ..
  6. Wei J, Zhang J, Deng Y, Sun L, Guo P. Suicidal Ideation among the Chinese Elderly and Its Correlates: A Comparison between the Rural and Urban Populations. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2018;15: pubmed publisher
    ..However, some risk factors for suicidal ideation among the Chinese elderly were different between rural and urban regions; Conclusions: We should take different measures when facing the different groups of the elderly. ..
  7. Zhang J, Sun L, Conwell Y, Qin P, Jia C, Xiao S, et al. Suicides and medically serious attempters are of the same population in Chinese rural young adults. J Affect Disord. 2015;176:176-82 pubmed publisher
    ..The suicide victims and the serious attempters could be of the same group of people who were at the edge of fatal self-injury, and the same clinical risk factors but of different degrees have divided them into the life and death groups. ..
  8. Sun L, Zhang J. Potential years of life lost due to suicide in China, 2006-2010. Public Health. 2015;129:555-60 pubmed publisher
    ..PYLL due to suicide in rural areas was approximately two-fold higher than PYLL due to suicide in urban areas. Suicide is a major public health problem in China. This needs to be controlled, especially in rural areas. ..
  9. Xie H, Peng W, Yang Y, Zhang D, Sun Y, Wu M, et al. Social Support as a Mediator of Physical Disability and Depressive Symptoms in Chinese Elderly. Arch Psychiatr Nurs. 2018;32:256-262 pubmed publisher
    ..Social support mechanism and positive psychological intervention should be established and introduced in accordance with the physical disability of the elderly people, to protect them from depressive symptoms. ..

More Information


  1. Sun L, Li H, Zhang J, Wu Q. Psychological strains and suicide intent: Results from a psychological autopsy study with Chinese rural young suicides. Int J Soc Psychiatry. 2015;61:677-83 pubmed publisher
    ..The study further supports that suicide intent can be predicted by psychological strains in Chinese rural young suicides. The scanning of psychological strains can be used for suicide prevention in Chinese rural young suicides. ..
  2. Zhang J, Jia C, Wang L. Testosterone differs between suicide attempters and community controls in men and women of China. Physiol Behav. 2015;141:40-5 pubmed publisher
    ..The lack of sample size limited this current study to establish a significant and positive relationship between testosterone and suicide risk in women as found in men. ..
  3. Zhao S, Zhang J. Suicide risks among adolescents and young adults in rural China. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2014;12:131-45 pubmed publisher
  4. Lyu J, Shi H, Wang S, Zhang J. The effect of community stress and problems on psychopathology: A structural equation modeling study. Compr Psychiatry. 2016;65:24-31 pubmed publisher
    ..It might be an effective route to prevent depression directly and suicidal behaviors indirectly by reducing the community stress and problems. ..
  5. Sun L, Zhang J. Gender differences among medically serious suicide attempters aged 15-54 years in rural China. Psychiatry Res. 2017;252:57-62 pubmed publisher
    ..Compared with male suicide attempters, female ones are mainly influenced by social factors. A gender-specific approach should be emphasized in suicide prevention. ..
  6. Liu Y, Zhang J, Sun L, Zhao S. The age-specific characteristics of medically serious suicide attempters aged 15-45 years in rural China. Psychiatry Res. 2018;261:178-185 pubmed publisher
    ..These results highlight age-specific intervention strategies in addressing suicide. ..
  7. Sun L, Zhang J. Characteristics of Chinese rural young suicides: who did not have a strong intent to die. Compr Psychiatry. 2015;57:73-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Findings of the study may be translated into practical measures in suicide prevention in China as well as elsewhere in the world. ..
  8. Zhang J, Liu Y, Sun L. Life satisfaction and degree of suicide intent: A test of the strain theory of suicide. Compr Psychiatry. 2017;74:1-8 pubmed publisher
    ..The findings from the suicide attempt data in rural China support the Strain Theory of Suicide. ..
  9. Liu Y, Zhang J, Sun L. Who are likely to attempt suicide again? A comparative study between the first and multiple timers. Compr Psychiatry. 2017;78:54-60 pubmed publisher
    ..Social and clinical interventions may have to also focus on this sub-group of patients with these characteristics to effectively reduce suicide mortality rate. ..
  10. Zhang J, Liu Y, Sun L. Psychological strain and suicidal ideation: A comparison between Chinese and US college students. Psychiatry Res. 2017;255:256-262 pubmed publisher
    ..However, future work could extend these findings by utilizing a longitudinal design to determine whether psychological strains are in fact antecedents, and not simply correlates, of suicide ideation. ..
  11. Zhang J, Lamis D, Yuanyuan K. Measuring Chinese psychological traits and social support with Western developed instruments in psychological autopsy studies. J Clin Psychol. 2012;68:1313-21 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings may have important implications for the development and enhancement of more effective suicide prevention strategies in China. ..
  12. Zhang J, Ma Z. Patterns of life events preceding the suicide in rural young Chinese: a case control study. J Affect Disord. 2012;140:161-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Family is an important social institution in rural China for suicide prevention efforts. ..