Sleep influences daily suicidal ideation through affective reactivity to interpersonal events among high-risk adolescents and young adults

Background: Identifying proximal risk factors for suicidal ideation that are modifiable and relevant for adolescents and young adults is critical for suicide prevention. This study used an intensive monitoring approach to examine whether objectively- and subjectively- measured sleep characteristics predict next-day suicidal ideation occurrence and intensity through affective reactivity to interpersonal events in young people at […]

Perfectionistic self-presentation, socially prescribed perfectionism, self-oriented perfectionism, interpersonal hopelessness, and suicidal ideation in U.S. adults: Reexamining the social disconnection model

Objective Research has linked perfectionism to increased suicidal ideation (SI), although less is known regarding the mechanisms that explain this relation. The Perfectionism Social Disconnection Model (PSDM) posits that interpersonal aspects of perfectionism cause interpersonal problems (e.g., hostility, loneliness) which in turn increase a person’s risk for experiencing SI. The present study aimed to replicate […]

Queering gender-based violence prevention & response in Canada

Gender-based violence (GBV) in 2SLGBTQ+ communities is pervasive but stigmatized; it is both hyper-visible and invisibilized, known and neglected. Transphobia, homophobia, and biphobia are structural forms of GBV that  2SLGBTQ+ communities navigate every day in their public and private lives. 2SLGBTQ+ communities experience family violence, intimate partner violence (IPV), sexual violence, and street harassment, but […]

Men, suicide, and family and interpersonal violence: A mixed methods exploratory study

Research has shown a link between gender, violence, and suicide. This relationship is complex, and few empirical studies have explored suicide and family and interpersonal violence perpetrated by men. Drawing on a coronial dataset of suicide cases and a mixed  methods design, this study integrated a quantitative analysis of 155 suicide cases with a qualitative […]

Suicidal thoughts and behaviours among autistic adults presenting to the psychiatric emergency department: An exploratory chart review

Despite increasing attention on suicidality in autistic people, we know little about suicidal presentations when autistic individuals present to hospital emergency departments (ED). We conducted an exploratory retrospective chart review of suicidal thoughts and behaviours (STB) of autistic adults who presented to a psychiatric ED. The analysis included 16 charts over a 10-week period. Findings […]

Mediating the effects of depression in the relationship between university students’ attitude toward suicide, frustrated interpersonal needs, and non-suicidal self-injury during the COVID-19 pandemic

Objective The study aimed to examine the relationship on attitudes toward suicide, frustrated interpersonal needs, and non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) of the university students. Methods The participants included 175 university students. Data were analyzed using the SPSS PROCESS macro (Model 4). Results Depression showed a fully mediating effect on the relationship between one’s attitude toward suicide […]

Interpersonal precipitants are associated with suicide intent communication among United States Air Force suicide decedents

Background Few studies explore differences between suicide intent communicators and noncommunicators, and to date, none have examined the association between suicide precipitants and intent communication. Methods United States Air Force suicide decedents (N = 236) were categorized as suicide intent communicators or non-communicators within 30 days prior to death. The top two frequently occurring suicide precipitants, categorized […]

Interpersonal relationships and suicidal ideation in youth with bipolar disorder

This study examines how relationship quality in family and peer domains are associated with suicidal ideation (SI) in youth with bipolar disorder (BP). We assessed 404 Course and Outcome of Bipolar Youth study participants for psychiatric disorders and SI at intake and for family/peer relationships the month after intake. Multivariate logistic regression examined associations between […]

The relationship between mobile phone use and suicide-related behaviours among adolescents: The mediating role of depression and interpersonal problems

First to examine the mediation between mobile phone use and suicide-related behaivours •High intensity of mobile phone use directly predicts suicide-related behaivours •High intensity of mobile phone use influences suicide-related behaivours indirectly via interpersonal problems •High intensity of mobile phone use influences suicide-related behaivours indirectly via depression •Interpersonal problems and depression mediated association between mobile […]

The association between exposure to interpersonal violence and suicide among women: A systematic review

Objective: To review the association between exposure to interpersonal violence and suicide among women. Methods: In accordance with the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta‐Analyses Protocol (PRISMA‐P), this review examined articles identified by using the key terms ‘interpersonal violence’, ‘suicide’ and ‘death’. Of 5,536 articles identified, 38 met the a priori inclusion criteria. […]

Interpersonal needs and suicide risk: The moderating roles of sex and brooding

Objectives This paper tested two moderators, brooding and participant sex, on the respective relations between thwarted belongingness (TB), perceived burdensomeness (PB), and suicide risk. Method Using a cross‐sectional design in a sample of undergraduates (N = 278), two hierarchical regression models examining the three‐way interaction between brooding, sex, and either TB or PB on suicide risk were […]

Knowledge of suicide history, current depressive symptoms and future suicide risk within couples

Research on suicide prevention and intervention has overwhelmingly focused on the suicidal individual. However, suicidal individuals exist within interpersonal relationships. This study tests 1) how accurately members of romantic couples know each other’s depression symptoms, suicide histories, and risk for future suicidal thoughts and behaviors and 2) whether couple-specific factors moderate those associations. Participants were […]

An integrated public health approach to interpersonal violence and suicide prevention and response

Violence is a leading source of morbidity and mortality in the United States. In this article, we suggest a public health framework for preventing community violence, intimate partner violence and sexual violence, and suicide as key forms of interpersonal and self-directed violence. These types of violence often co-occur and share common risk and protective factors. […]

Prevalence and characteristics of interpersonal violence in people dying from suicide in Victoria, Australia.

Victims of interpersonal violence are known to be at increased risk of suicidal ideation and attempts; however, few data exist on the impact that violence has on the risk of death from suicide. This study examined 2153 suicides (1636 males and 517 females) occurring between 2009 and 2012. Information was sourced from the Coroners Court […]

Non-suicidal self-injury and interpersonal violence in suicide attempters.

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Interpersonal violence, alcohol use, and acquired capability for suicide.

Acquired capability for suicide (ACS), defined as pain tolerance and fearlessness about death, is theorized as necessary to enact suicide. This study examined the associations of interpersonal violence and alcohol use with ACS in 502 college students. General fearlessness/pain tolerance was positively associated with male gender and alcohol use. Fearlessness about death was positively associated […]

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


Interpersonal stress and suicidal ideation in adolescence: An indirect association through perceived burdensomeness toward others.

Chronic and episodic stress associated with suicidal ideation in adolescents. Burdensomeness accounted for association between chronic stress and suicidal ideation. Chronic stress and episodic stress may have distinct risk paths to suicidal ideation. Contact us for a copy of this article, or view online at

Interpersonal features and functions of nonsuicidal self-injury.

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


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


Suicide Experiences Among Institutionalized Older Veterans in Taiwan

This study examined the suicide experiences of institutionalized veterans in Taiwan. Data were collected from 19 residents, age 65 & older, who had attempted suicide. Transcripts from 26 tape-recorded interviews were analyzed by thematic analysis. 5 major themes related to suicide triggers were identified: illness & pain, death of close relatives or friends, conflicts with […]

Risk Factors for Suicide in Rural South India

This study sought to determine the major risk factors for suicide in rural south India. A matched case-control design & psychological autopsy were used to assess 100 consecutive suicides & 100 living controls. 37 percent of those who died by suicide had a DSM-III-R psychiatric diagnosis. Alcohol dependence & adjustment disorders were the most common […]