Risky integration: A social network analysis of network position, exposure, and suicidal ideation among homeless youth

Background: Although the protective value of social connectedness is emphasized in suicide prevention programming, little is known about the relationship between connectedness in high-risk runaway and homeless youth (RHY) networks and suicidal ideation. Aims: The study examined how social connectedness, in the form of social network position and network exposures, was associated with suicidal ideation […]

Coping, social support, and suicide attempts among homeless adolescents

Background: Homeless youth are a population at risk for suicidal behavior. Despite growing knowledge about risk factors, protective factors against suicidal behavior among this population are still poorly understood. Aims: To explore differences in coping and social support between homeless adolescents who attempted suicide and those who did not. Method: In total, 76 homeless adolescents from eight different shelters provided […]