The association between childhood trauma and lifetime suicide attempts among a sample of male prisoners: A pilot observational study

Background: Prisoners have higher rates of suicide attempts compared with general population. A history of childhood trauma (CT) is common among incarcerated subjects and it is a well-known risk factor for lifetime suicide attempts. Therefore, the purpose of the study was to investigate whether lifetime suicide attempts may be related to the exposition to CT among […]

Differential impact of child sexual abuse and family history of suicidal behavior in high-risk suicidal patients

The current study aimed to compare suicide-related variables as a function of 1) family history of suicidal behavior and 2) child sexual abuse among patients hospitalized for a suicide attempt or active suicidal ideation. Family history of suicidal behavior and child sexual abuse were examined independently and in combination as a diathesis for a high-risk […]

The association between child abuse and attempted suicide: A retrospective cohort study

Background: Child abuse and suicide among the young population is a serious and prevalent problem. Many studies have demonstrated that people with adverse childhood experiences, such as child abuse, are likely to develop suicidal behavior. This study evaluates the connection between child abuse and suicidal behavior in the Hong Kong community where incidents of child abuse […]

Childhood sexual abuse and suicidal ideation among bipolar patients: Existential but not religious well-being as a protective factor

Individuals diagnosed with bipolar disorder (BD) are at an increased risk of Suicidal ideation, attempts, and death. Moreover, a strong association exists between childhood sexual abuse (CSA) and suicidal ideation among individuals with BD. Yet growing evidence suggests that existential well‐being (EWB) may be a protective factor against suicidality. In this study, adult BD patients […]

Childhood adversity and mental health correlates of obesity in a population at risk.

The staggering prevalence of obesity and obesity-related health conditions takes exorbitant tolls on health care resources. This cross-sectional study with private evaluations of 636 adult inmates in a southern state prison was conducted with regressions comparing obese (body mass index [BMI] ≥ 30) to nonobese individuals to define obesity risk factors. Obese individuals more likely […]

Child sexual abuse, bullying, cyberbullying, and mental health problems among high schools students: A moderated mediated model.

Child sexual abuse is associated with adverse outcomes, including heightened vulnerability that may translate into risk of revictimization. The aims of the study were: (1) to explore the direct and indirect links between child sexual abuse and cyberbullying, bullying, and mental health problems and (2) to study maternal support as a potential protective factor. Teenagers […]

Emotion dysregulation and affective intensity mediate the relationship between childhood abuse and suicide-related behaviors among women with bulimia nervosa.

Self-harm and suicide attempts occur at elevated rates among individuals with bulimia nervosa, particularly among those who have experienced childhood abuse. This study investigated the potential mediating roles of emotion dysregulation and affective intensity in the relationship between these variables in 125 women with bulimia nervosa. Analyses revealed that emotion dysregulation mediated the relationship between […]

Suicidal behavior outcomes of childhood sexual abuse: Longitudinal study of adjudicated girls.

Childhood sexual abuse (CSA) histories are prevalent among adolescent girls in the juvenile justice system (JJS) and may contribute to their high rates of suicidal behavior. Among 166 JJS girls who participated in an intervention trial, baseline CSA and covariates were examined as predictors of suicide attempt and nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) reported at long-term follow-up […]

Predicting suicide attempts in depressed adolescents: Clarifying the role of disinhibition and childhood sexual abuse.

We examined the effects of sexual abuse and disinhibition on suicidality. Participants were depressed adolescents in an acute residential treatment facility. Sexual abuse was associated with suicide attempts in the past year and lifetime. Disinhibition only predicted attempts in adolescents with a history of sexual abuse. All analyses controlled for depression severity, suicidal ideation and […]

Child sexual abuse and its relationship with health risk behaviors among adolescents and young adults in Taipei.

This study explores the association of child sexual abuse (CSA) with subsequent health risk behaviors among a cross-section of 4354 adolescents and young adults surveyed in urban and rural Taipei. Descriptive analysis and logistic regressions were employed. The overall proportion of CSA was 5.15%, with more females (6.14%) than males (4.16%) likely to experience CSA. […]

Childhood sexual abuse and syringe sharing among people who inject drugs.


The grief that dare not speak its name: Part II: Dealing with the ravages of childhood abuse.

Adults who were maltreated as children carry around with them the impact of delayed, unresolved, “stigmatized” loss (Sprang & McNeil, 1995). According to the descriptions of stigmatized grief, the incidents giving rise to the loss happen suddenly, are associated with violence, result in others fearing contagion and blaming the victim and result in victims believing […]

The grief that dare not speak its name: Part III: Dealing with the ravages of childhood abuse.

Ochberg (1988) has talked about some of the necessary tasks required to complete the process of grieving. Mourners must be able to express their emotions, understand the meaning of the lost person or object, be able to surface and work through the ambivalence in the relationship, all of which will eventually free them up to […]

High rates of childhood abuse, depression in Inuit suicides.

The first psychological-autopsy study in the world to focus on the causes of the elevated rates of suicide among Inuit in Nunavut has found high rates of childhood sexual and physical abuse, depression, and alcohol and marijuana abuse in the histories of 120 people who took their own lives between 2003 and 2006. Contact us […]

Trauma characteristics and posttraumatic stress disorder among adolescent survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

This study examined the relationship between the characteristics of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) and the severity of consequent posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, suicidal ideation, and substance use in a sample of 83 female adolescents aged 13Ð18 years seeking treatment for PTSD. The frequency of victimizations was associated with suicidal ideation. Contrary to expectation, CSA […]

Conversations with a rattlesnake: Raw and honest reflections on healing and trauma

Fleury calls Barthel the ÒWayne Gretzky of therapyÓ and within their emotionally safe relationship he bares his soul so that others can learn from his mistakes, triumphs and new learnings. FleuryÕs story will inspire not only those overcoming their own trauma but friends, parents, teachers, coaches, therapists and health practitioners, anyone who is in the […]

The grief that dare not speak its name: Part 1: Dealing with the ravages of childhood abuse.

Largely unrecognized is the necessity and value of grieving for other kinds of losses besides those associated with actual death. A common denominator for adult survivors of childhood abuse and neglect are less tangible, but nonetheless significant losses of hope, of innocence, of love and of joy. For adult survivors, the losses that accompany child […]

Factors from Durkheim’s family integration related to suicidal ideation among men with histories of child sexual abuse.

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Preventing youth violence perpetration among girls.


Suicidal thoughts/behaviors in sexually abused children.

This study examined the frequency of suicidality based on self-report and parent report in 430 sexually abused outpatient youth ages 3 to 17.