Can morning affect protect us from suicide? The mediating role of general mental health in the relationship between chronotype and suicidal behavior among students

Although chronotype has been associated with suicidal behavior, current research suggest that this relationship may be mediated by other factors. The aim of this study was to assess whether chronotype, specifically morningness, may predict suicidal behavior and whether this relationship may be mediated by general mental health, depressive and anxiety symptoms, and/or social functioning among […]

Social jetlag and other aspects of sleep are linked to non-suicidal self-injury among college students

Introduction: Disrupted sleep is associated with non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) in young adults, but many specific features of sleep continuity and timing have yet to be examined. Additionally, the psychological mechanisms linking sleep to NSSI are unclear. The present study evaluated 14 sleep variables as classifiers of lifetime or recent NSSI and examined potential confounding and mediating […]

The impact of homeostatic and circadian sleep processes on non-suicidal self-injury and suicide urges in borderline personality disorder

Objective Borderline personality disorder (BPD) involves high rates of non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) and suicidal behaviors, which are often preceded by urges. Disrupted sleep processes have been linked to NSSI and suicidal behaviors. However, it is unclear which specific sleep processes influence NSSI and suicide urges at rest (i.e., baseline) or in response to distress (i.e., […]

The trajectories and associations of eveningness and insomnia with daytime sleepiness, depression and suicidal ideation in adolescents: A 3-year longitudinal study

Background: Eveningness and insomnia are highly comorbid and closely related to psychopathology in adolescents. We aimed to prospectively investigate the trajectories and associations of eveningness and insomnia with daytime functioning, depression and suicidal risk in adolescents. Methods: A 3-year longitudinal study was conducted among 414 Chinese adolescents. The associations of eveningness and insomnia with daytime functioning, depression […]

Temporal and diurnal variation in social media posts to a suicide support forum

Background Rates of suicide attempts and deaths are highest on Mondays and these occur more frequently in the morning or early afternoon, suggesting weekly temporal and diurnal variation in suicidal behaviour. It is unknown whether there are similar time trends on social media, of posts relevant to suicide. We aimed to determine temporal and diurnal […]