Protective associations between supportive environment and suicidality among minority and majority adolescents

Objective To examine the association between supportive environments and adolescent suicidal behavior, especially among marginalized minority groups. Methods Participants included 12,196 middle and 16,981 high school students who completed the 2019 Vermont Youth Risk Behavior Survey. Multiple logistic regression models were used to assess the association between three protective factors that were part of a […]

Possible mental health interventions for family members of a close relative who has suicidal thoughts or committed suicide: A pilot project at a mental health center

Background: Suicides are an actual issue, especially in Lithuania, where, despite significant efforts, the number of suicides remains very high. In cases of suicide, society painfully loses its members, and the relatives of the person  who committed suicide, engaged in self-harm, or attempted suicide face many negative experiences. Methods: The purpose of this article is […]

Building stronger bonds: The impact of family support and communication on suicidal behaviors among Black men who have sex with men

Introduction It has been well documented that men who identify with a sexual orientation other than heterosexual are at a greater risk for suicide-related outcomes. What is less known are the protective factors that can reduce such negative outcomes and contribute to their resilience. Methods This study used data collected between December 1, 2021, and […]

“Where are the pediatricians in all this?”: Family perspectives on the role of pediatricians in mental healthcare and suicide prevention

Rising rates of youth anxiety, depression, and suicide mean that pediatricians are increasingly likely to encounter children struggling with their mental health in their clinical practices. Despite pediatric professional organizations encouraging pediatricians to contribute more to mental healthcare and suicide prevention, research on the role of pediatricians and whether families consider them a resource is […]

Attachment-based family therapy for adolescents and young adults with suicide ideation and depression: An open trial

Background: Suicide ideation among adolescents is difficult to treat. Attachment-based family therapy (ABFT) is a promising evidence-based family intervention developed to decrease depressive symptoms and suicide ideation among adolescents. Aims: This open trial assessed the feasibility of ABFT for adolescents (12–23 years) with suicide ideation and depression in an outpatient community mental health center in […]

Familial resilience in crisis: Navigating the mediating landscape of depressive symptoms between uncertainty stress and suicide behavior among Chinese university students

Background: Previous findings indicate that stress has a profound influence on suicide behavior, but the potential mediating and moderating mechanisms are unknown between uncertainty stress and suicide behavior. The present study, therefore, examined the relationship between uncertainty stress and suicide behavior, the mediating effect of depressive symptoms, and the moderating effect of family relationship in a […]

An ecological inquiry on young people’s suicidal ideation at university: Individual, relational and cultural factors and their interactions

To understand the factors related to suicidal ideation in university students, we examined individual and microsystemic variables with an ecological model organizing bidirectional influences between different dimensions. Suicidal ideation, psychological distress, multidimensional self-concept, loneliness, community social support, life satisfaction, family functioning, bullying victimization, and problematic use of virtual social networks were measured in a sample […]

The association between perceived family financial stress and adolescent suicide ideation: A moderated mediation model

Nowadays, suicide (especially adolescents’ suicide) has been an increasingly prominent social problem worldwide; suicide ideation, as an important predictor, has been the focus of relevant studies and practices. Against this background, the present study aimed to examine the association between perceived family financial stress and adolescents’ suicidal ideation, as well as the potential roles of […]

Causes of suicide tendency in adolescents

This article describes the manifestations of destructive personality behavior, types of character accentuation and factors of their formation.

“Help me control my impulses!”: Adolescent impulsivity and its negative individual, family, peer, and community explanatory factors

The literature shows that impulsivity, prevalent in adolescence, is negatively linked with a variety of psychosocial factors (e.g., positive interpersonal relationships, emotion regulation); however, there is limited research examining the relative contribution of multiple factors for this trait nor exploring how these factors influence the associations between impulsivity and risk-related outcomes. Drawing on multiple components […]

Interventions for people who have attempted suicide and their family members: A systematic review

Following a suicide attempt, components of aftercare can include efforts to reduce suicidal behavior (i.e., suicide, attempt, or ideation) of a person who has attempted suicide and facilitate the psychosocial adjustment of the patient and their family members. The purpose of this systematic review and meta-analysis of key outcomes was to synthesize the existing evidence […]

Impact of addiction in family members in women’s suicide attempts: A case-control study

Background: Although the effect of drug addiction on suicide attempts has been extensively studied, not enough attention has been paid to the role of family members’ drug addiction in women’s suicide attempts. Objectives: The present study aimed to examine the impact of drug addiction in the family on women’s suicide attempts. Methods: This case-control study […]

At arm’s length: A qualitative study of suicide prevention barriers among those experience with suicide loss

Background: Little attention has been paid to the experiences of families and carers supporting and accessing support for individuals in the period preceding and following their death by suicide. For many families and carers who have experienced loss and been subjected to a series of unhelpful or harmful encounters with health and emergency services, there […]

Effects of BPD tendencies and subjective well-being on NSSI in adolescents with PTSD

Background: Severe posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may lead to non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI), and borderline personality disorder (BPD) tendencies may play a role in this process. Secondary vocational students experience more social, familial and other pressures and are more vulnerable to psychological problems. Thus, we explored the effect of BPD tendencies and subjective well-being (SWB) on […]

Association of loneliness with suicide risk and depression in individuals with schizophrenia: moderating effects of self-esteem and perceived support from families and friends

Loneliness is prevalent among individuals with mental illnesses. This cross-sectional survey study examined the moderating effects of self-esteem and perceived support from families and friends on the association of loneliness with suicide risk and depression in individuals with schizophrenia. In total, 300 participants (267 with schizophrenia and 33 with schizoaffective disorder) completed the University of […]

Role of the psychiatric nurse in improving the psychosocial health of families after suicide

Suicide is defined as death that occurs as a result of deliberate self-harming behavior with the intention of ending one’s life. Each suicide has many physical, economic and psychological short and long-term effects on the individual, family, friends and society. The death of an individual as a result of suicide creates a traumatic effect for […]

Structuring roles and gender identities within families explaining suicidal behavior in South India

Background: This paper examines the social structures, culture, gendered roles, and their implications for suicidal behavior in South India. Exploring the cultural process within the structures of family and society to understand suicide and attempted suicide from the perspectives of survivors, mental health professionals, and traditional healers has not been achieved in the existing suicide-related research […]

A population-wide analysis of the familial risk of suicide in Utah, USA

Background: The degree to which suicide risk aggregates in US families is unknown. The authors aimed to determine the familial risk of suicide in Utah, and tested whether familial risk varies based on the characteristics of the suicides and their relatives. Methods: A population-based sample of 12 160 suicides from 1904 to 2014 were identified […]

A scoping review of military and Veteran families within international suicidality and suicide prevention research

The impacts of suicidality on families are well known, which is particularly relevant in at-risk populations, such as active duty military personnel and Veteran communities. This scoping review describes how military and Veteran families have been conceptualized within suicide prevention research. A systematic, multi-database search was conducted, and 4,835 studies were screened. All included studies […]

Weaving healthy families program: Promoting resilience while reducing violence and substance use

Purpose: We examine pilot results for the culturally adapted Weaving Healthy Families (WHF) program to promote resilience and wellness while preventing substance abuse and violence among Native American (NA) families. Methods: Results were drawn from paired sample t tests and analyses of variance (ANOVA) with a convenience sample of 24 adults and adolescents from eight NA families […]

Family involvement, patient safety and suicide prevention in mental healthcare: Ethnographic study

Background: Family involvement has been identified as a key aspect of clinical practice that may help to prevent suicide. Aims: To investigate how families can be effectively involved in supporting a patient accessing crisis mental health services. Method: A multi-site ethnographic investigation was undertaken with two crisis resolution home treatment teams in England. Data included […]

Longitudinal changes in suicide bereavement experiences: A qualitative study of family members over 18 months after loss

Family members bereaved by their loved ones’ suicidal death normally undergo a complicated and lengthy bereavement process. In this qualitative case study, we explored longitudinal changes in the suicide bereavement process by applying assimilation analysis, based on the Assimilation Model (AM) and the Assimilation of Problematic Experiences Scale (APES), to longitudinal interview data collected from […]

Loving someone with suicidal thoughts: What family, friends, and partners can say and do

If you love someone who has suicidal thoughts, you may struggle with profound fear of saying or doing the wrong thing. You desperately want to help, but you’re unsure of where to start. This book can guide you as you support your loved one—without sacrificing your own needs and well-being. You’ll find the answers to […]