From involuntary incarceration to Medically Assisted Suicide: Mental illness, suicide and autonomous judgement

Background Involuntary commitment of the mentally ill and forced treatment of suicidal persons are practiced worldwide, with underlying premises that contrast with the respect for autonomy upon which Medically Assisted Death (MAD) (euthanasia and assisted suicide) for the mentally ill is based. Methodology We trace the transition from paternalistic mass incarcerations to hospitalization only for […]

The impact of attitudes as a mediator between sense of autonomy and help-seeking intentions for self-injury.

Self-injury is a complex issue, further complicated by the fact that up to half of young people who self-injure do not receive help. Young people who do receive help for self-injury claim they prefer to access family and friends over more formal sources of help. This original research set out to examine the influence of […]

Depressive symptoms and suicide risk in older adults: Value placed on autonomy as a moderator for men but not women.

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The relationship between negative life events and suicidal behavior: Moderating role of basic psychological needs.

Individuals who experience negative life events may be at increased risk for suicidal behavior. Intrapersonal characteristics, such as basic psychological needs, however, may buffer this association. In support of our hypotheses, negative life events were associated with greater levels of suicidal ideation and attempts, and satisfaction of basic psychological needs, including autonomy, relatedness, and competence, […]

The role of autonomy needs in suicidal ideation: integrating the interpersonal-psychological theory of suicide and self-determination theory.

Journal is held in the CSP Library.

The role of autonomy needs in suicidal ideation: integrating the interpersonal-psychological theory of suicide and self-determination theory.

Journal is held in the CSP Library.