Rising youth suicide and the changing cultural context in South Korea

Background: South Korean society faces a serious challenge in the increasing rates of youth suicidal behavior. There is a need both to gain a better understanding of the causes of this behavior and to develop strategies for responding to this critical public health issue. Aims: This article analyzes how psychological, sociopsychological, and subcultural factors influence […]

Supportive practices for young people in out-of-home care who are at risk of suicidality

Suicide is the leading cause of death for young Australians aged 15–24 years and the fifth leading cause of death for children aged 1–14 (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare [AIHW], 2021). Evidence suggests children and young people in out-of-home care (OOHC) are almost five times more likely to display suicidal behaviour than peers with […]

Acceptability, family discord, loss survivor status, and mood disorder: Risk factors for suicide among South Koreans

The aim of the present study was to examine how exposure to suicidal behavior, family strain, and reasons for living influence both acceptability and suicidal behavior in South Korea. Based on 1,599 respondents to the 2009 South Korean General Social Survey data, the study found that acceptability of suicide and depression were the most consistent […]

Family and peer relationships in a residential youth sample: Exploring unique, non-linear, and interactive associations with depressive symptoms and suicide risk

Close relationships are consequential for youth depressive symptoms and suicide risk, but nuanced research examining intersecting factors is needed to improve identification and intervention. This study examines a clinical, residential sample of 939 adolescents and young adults ages 10 to 23 years old (M = 15.84, SD = 1.53; 97.7% white, 99.5% non-Hispanic, 55% female). […]

Relationship between suicidal ideation and family problems among young callers to the Japanese crisis hotline

Previous studies have reported an association between family relationships and suicidal behavior, and found that people with high suicidal ideation are not likely to consult with others about their distress. An effective consulting service is therefore necessary for such individuals. Crisis hotlines are effective for reducing suicide risk, but their associated suicide ideation rate and […]

Life and death in the family: Early parental death, parental remarriage, and offspring suicide risk in adulthood

Early-life parental death (PD) may increase suicide and other mortality risk in adulthood. The potential implications of subsequent remarriage of the widowed parent (RWP) for suicide have not been well examined. Data came from the Utah Population Database for birth cohorts between 1886 and 1960, yielding a sample of N = 663,729 individuals, including 4533 suicides. Cox […]

Family dysfunction and suicide risk in a community corrections sample.

Background: When comparted with the general population, the suicide rate in correctional populations is elevated. While predictors of suicide are well researched in jail and prison populations, much less work has been done to examine predictors of suicide in community corrections samples where 80% of the US correctional population is currently supervised. Aims: The goal […]

Suicidal ideation: The impact of family history, morbidity and interpersonal difficulty on homeless adolescents.


One hundred stories for one hundred years: A history of Wood’s Homes as told by the people who lived and worked there.


The gospel according to Josh: A 28-year gentile bar mitzvah

By the time Josh Rivedal turned twenty-five, he thought heÕd have the perfect life, a few years singing on Broadway, followed by a starring role in his own television show. After which, his getaway home in the Hamptons would be featured in Better Homes & Gardens, and his face would grace the cover of the […]

Childhood suicide attempts with acetaminophen in Denmark: characteristics, social behaviour, trends and risk factors.


Prevalence of childhood trauma among U.S. Army soldiers with suicidal behavior.


Age at entry into prostitution: relationship to drug use, race, suicide, education level, childhood abuse, and family experiences.


Do childhood adversities cluster in predicatable ways? A systematic review.

Prior research has established that childhood adversities are potentially associated with a range of subsequent difficulties in childhood, adolescence and adulthood, including depression, suicide, behaviour problems, anxiety and physical health conditions. It has also been generally accepted that adversities do not occur in isolation, with multiple adversities being the norm. However, whether the experience of […]

The association of family risk factors with suicidality among adolescent primary care patients.

Recent evidence suggesting that adolescent suicidality has increased over the past decade has emphasized the importance of assessing contributory psychosocial risk factors. This present study has examined the association of family conflict and family cohesion with adolescent suicidality. Data was collected from a multisite sample of 195 adolescent primary care patients using the Family Environment […]

Parental schizophrenia and increased offspring suicide risk: exploring the causal hypothesis using cousin comparisons.

Background: Little is known about suicide risk among offspring of parents hospitalized for schizophrenia and the mechanisms behind this association. Method: We applied a nested case-control design based on linkage of Swedish population-based registers. Among 12- to 30-year-old offspring, we identified 68 318 offspring with suicidal behavior (attempted and completed suicide) and their parents. Five […]

Influence of family history of major depression, bipolar disorder, and suicide on clinical features in patients with major depression and bipolar disorder.

The extent to which a family history of mood disorders and suicide could impact on clinical features of patients suffering from major depression (MD) and bipolar disorder (BD) has received relatively little attention so far. The aim of the present work is, therefore, to assess the clinical implications of the presence of at least one […]

Early life conditions of overall and cause-specific mortality among inner-city African Americans.

Objectives. We examined how early life conditions influence midlife overall and cause-specific mortality in a community cohort of disadvantaged African Americans. Methods. Using a prospective design, we assessed first-grade children and their teachers and families when children were 6 years old, with follow-up at ages 16, 32, and 42 years. We obtained information on death […]

Emotion regulation difficulties, youth-adult relationships, and suicide attempts among high school students in underserved communities.


Recognizing and responding to suicidal crisis within family and social networks:qualitative study.


Bitter Medicine: A graphic memoir of mental illness.

In 1976, Ben Martini was diagnosed with schizophrenia. A decade later, his brother Olivier was told he had the same disease. For the past thirty years the Martini family has struggled to comprehend and cope with a devastating illness, frustrated by a health care system lacking in resources and empathy, the imperfect science of medication, […]

To save a life.



You wake up, and your sister is dead. With an absent father and their mother constantly ill, sisters Darcy and Carly Nolan were forced to rely on each other growing up. While unpredictable Carly bounced around, her lifeÕs direction uncertain, Darcy fell in love, went to University, and moved to another province. When nineteen-year-old Carly […]