Moderation effects of coping flexibility on the association between depressive symptoms and suicidal risk

Background: This study focused on poor coping flexibility, which involves the perseveration of a failed coping strategy, as a moderator of the association between depression and suicidal risk; no study has previously examined the association between coping flexibility and suicidal risk. Aims: This study examined whether individuals with lower coping flexibility would have a stronger suicidal risk when […]

Emotion-oriented coping style predicts self-harm in response to acute psychiatric hospitalization

Psychiatric hospitalization can cause significant distress for patients. Research has shown that to cope with the stress, patients sometimes resort to self-harm. Given the paucity of research on self-harm among psychiatric inpatients, a better understanding of transdiagnostic processes as predictors of self-harm during psychiatric hospitalization is needed. The current study examined whether coping styles predicted […]

Reasons for living and suicide attempts among young adults with lifetime suicide ideation

Background: Previous work suggests that reasons for living (RFL) are associated with suicide ideation; however, the relationship between RFL and suicide attempts among individuals with suicide ideation remains unclear. Such an examination is necessary to delineate whether RFL are associated with suicide attempts above and beyond their association with suicide ideation. Aims: This study examined the relationship between […]

Coping and suicide in college students: Does being optimistic matter?

Background: Transitioning to college life in young adulthood can represent a challenging developmental period and college students are at heightened risk for engaging in suicidality. Aims: We aimed to investigate the roles dispositional optimism and coping strategies play in suicide risk (viz., suicidality) and suicide protection (viz., reasons for living) in college students. Method: A sample of 252 American college […]

The mental well-being and coping strategies of Canadian adolescents during the COVID-19 pandemic: A qualitative, cross-sectional study

Background: Qualitative research is lacking on the mental well-being of adolescents during the COVID-19 pandemic. The aim of this study was to explore the feelings and emotions adolescents experienced during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and the coping strategies they identified and employed to manage those emotions. Methods: Participants living in Canada aged 13-19 years […]

The experiences of Syrian mothers who are refugees in Canada: An exploration of emotion work and coping

The refugee crisis is one of the worst humanitarian crises of the 21st century. Refugee mothers endure elevated rates of mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, and suicidality. However, existing interventions for mothers who are refugees are scarce and rarely provide adequate support for their specific mental health needs and challenges. Thus, this […]

Exploring the role of coping strategies on the impact of client suicide: A structural equation modeling approach

Client suicide refers to cases where a mental health practitioner is exposed, affected, or bereaved by a client’s suicide and is known to have a profound impact on MHPs. The current study investigated the role of coping styles in understanding short- and long-term impact of client suicide. An international sample of 213 mental health practitioners […]

Coping strategies that reduce suicidal ideation: An ecological momentary assessment study

Background While suicide-specific psychosocial interventions often teach coping skills to suicidal individuals, little is known about the strategies that individuals intuitively use on their own to cope with suicidal ideation in everyday life. Aims The present study used Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) to examine the effectiveness of specific coping strategies individuals use naturally to reduce […]

Better off with you: Exploring congruity between caregivers’ and Veterans’ experience of efforts to cope with suicide

The interpersonal theory of suicide posits people are more likely to consider suicide when they perceive themselves as alone and as a burden. However, there is limited research on whether these self-perceptions reflect caregiver experiences. As part of a larger study of collaborative safety planning, 43 Veteran/caregiver dyads (N = 86 individuals) completed measures of belongingness and […]

Cultural differences in reactions to suicidal ideation: A mixed methods comparison of Korea and Australia

There is evidence for cultural differences in mental health symptoms and help-seeking, but no past research has explored cultural differences in how people react to suicidal ideation communicated by others. Layperson reactions are critical, because the majority of people who experience suicidal ideation disclose to friends or family. Participants were 506 people aged 17-65 recruited […]

Is COVID-19 pandemic creating a perfect storm for suicide in vulnerable population? Possible ways for patients to cope and measures to mitigate risk

The COVID 19 pandemic has taken the world by storm and is on an unabated path of destruction. Its manifestations are farfetched. From disruption of normalcy to an economic slowdown, it has impacted people from all walks of life. There is increasing evidence regarding a spike in depression and anxiety in the general public due […]

Attempted suicide short intervention program influences coping among patients with a history of attempted suicide

Background: The development of individual coping strategies for suicidal crises is essential for suicide prevention. However, the influence of a brief intervention and the effect on coping strategies is largely unknown. This study aimed to investigate the influence of the Attempted Suicide Short Intervention Program on the development of coping strategies, in comparison to a control […]

Peer victimization, coping strategies, depression, and suicidal ideation among young adolescents

Abstract. Background: Victimization by bullying among adolescents is a widespread phenomenon associated with depression and suicidal ideation. Coping with bullying may include aggressive responding and self-blame. Aims: The purpose of this study was to examine the role adolescent self-blame and aggression – representing coping with peer bullying – in depression and suicide ideation. Method: We recruited 97 “pure” victims (41 girls; […]

Psychological factors of vulnerability to suicide ideation: Attachment styles, coping strategies, and dysfunctional attitudes

BACKGROUND: Suicide ideation is one of the common mental health problems among university students. This study aimed to explain suicide ideation susceptibility by examining the relationships between psychological factors. METHODOLOGY: The population of the study included all female undergraduate students at the University of Isfahan in autumn 2018. A sample of 180 individuals were selected through multistage […]

Cause of caregiver death and surviving caregiver coping style predict thwarted belongingness in bereaved youth

Both bereavement and thwarted belongingness serve as risk markers for youth suicide-related behaviors. This study examined candidate predictors of thwarted belongingness among bereaved youth, including caregiver cause of death and surviving caregiver coping style. A group of 43 caregiver-bereaved families (58 children aged 7–13-years-old) participated in a longitudinal study investigating associations between hypothesized bereavement-related contextual […]

Suicide bereavement and coping: A descriptive and interpretative analysis of the coping process

A qualitative approach to research was used to explore coping in the aftermath of bereavement by suicide. Ten participants completed a semi-structured qualitative questionnaire, reporting on individual coping and perceptions of effective coping during the bereavement. Responses were analysed using descriptive and interpretative thematic analysis (Elliott & Timulak, 2005). Key themes found include: initial experience […]

Religious coping style and cultural worldview are associated with suicide ideation among African American adults.

The purpose of this study was to examine whether specific religious coping styles and cultural worldview would be associated with thoughts of suicide given higher levels of stress in a community-based sample of African American adults. African American men and women (n = 134) completed measures of religious coping, cultural worldview, stressful life events, depression symptoms, and […]

The construct and measurement of suicide-related coping.

Highlights • Studies of suicidal behavior are hampered by low base rates outcomes. Therefore, measures proximal to suicidal behavior are needed. Suicide-related coping, a new construct, and a scale, the Suicide-Related Coping Scale, for its measurement, are described. The scale is a promising measure with good reliability and validity. It can assess suicide-related coping in […]

To share or not to share? The contribution of self-disclosure to stress-related growth among suicide survivors.

This study examined to what extent suicide survivors can experience growth in the aftermath of suicide loss, as well as the role of self-disclosure and coping strategies in stress-related growth (SRG) among suicide survivors, compared to bereavement following sudden and expected death types. One hundred forty-five bereaved individuals (aged 18–73) completed questionnaires measuring SRG, self-disclosure, […]

How personality, coping styles, and perceived closeness influence help-seeking attitudes in suicide-bereaved adults.

This study examined the impact of personality, coping, and perceived closeness on help-seeking attitudes in suicide bereaved adults. Participants (n = 418; mean age = 49.50; 90% women, 89.7% Caucasian) completed measures of personality (neuroticism, extraversion, openness, conscientiousness, and agreeableness), coping, and attitudes toward seeking mental health services. Regression analyses revealed neuroticism as the strongest […]

Do coping strategies mediate the relationship between parental attachment and self-harm in young people?

Copy held in CSP Library.

Stress-related growth among suicide survivors: The role of interpersonal and cognitive factors.

Although stress-related growth had been documented in bereaved individuals, it is still not clear to what extent it can be experienced by suicide survivors or which psychological processes facilitate it. The current study examined the role of interpersonal factors, self disclosure and social supports as well as cognitive coping strategies in stress-related growth among suicide […]

Substance-related coping, HIV-related factors, and mental health among an HIV-positive sexual minority community sample.

HIV-positive status poses a unique set of social stressors, especially among lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) persons. Among these difficulties are the internalization of HIV-related stigma and poor mental health. Unfortunately, substance use as a coping mechanism is also common, dependent on other demographic factors, among HIV-positive and LGB samples. The present study integrates these […]