When friends bring you down: Peer stress proliferation and suicidality

Peers play a significant role in adolescent mental well-being and suicidality. While social integration among peers is often assumed to benefit mental health, a growing literature recognizes that peer relationships can increase suicidality. Conceptualizing friends’ disclosure of mental distress as a stressor on teens’ own mental health clarifies how distressed peers relate to suicidal ideation […]

The relationship between bullying victimization and perpetration and non-suicidal self-injury: A systematic review

Experience of bullying may be a significant risk factor for non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI). This study had three aims: to systematically investigate the association between bullying and NSSI, analyze the possible mechanisms underlying the two phenomena, and evaluate any differences between bullying victimization and bullying perpetration with respect to NSSI. A systematic search about the association […]

The impact of peer influencing on adolescent suicidal ideation and suicide attempts

Objective: The purpose of this study was to examine the role of peer influence on adolescent suicidal ideation and attempts within youth seeking emergency care or outpatient mental health services. We examined whether affiliation with peers reporting suicidal thoughts/behaviors was associated with an adolescent’s own suicidal ideation and/or suicide attempt beyond individual risk factors. Methods: One hundred […]