Attentional capture by angry faces in girls who self-injure: Evidence from steady state visual evoked potentials

Background Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) is a significant public health concern, not only because of the personal and social cost of the behavior itself, but also because it increases risk for future self-injurious behaviors, including suicide attempts. NSSI is increasingly prevalent during adolescence, which highlights the need for research aimed at identifying modifiable risk factors that […]

Wiser reasoning and less disgust have the potential to better achieve suicide prevention

Background: High school and university teachers need to advise students against attempting suicide, the second leading cause of death among 15–29-year-olds. Aims: To investigate the role of reasoning and emotion in advising against suicide. Method: We conducted a study with 130 students at a university that specializes in teachers’ education. Participants sat in front of a camera, videotaping their advising […]