Are school difficulties an early sign for mental disorder diagnosis and suicide prevention? A comparative study of individuals who died by suicide and control group

Background: Suicide is the third leading cause of death worldwide among youth aged 10- to 19, and mental disorders are often associated in the etiology of suicidal behavior. Mental disorders are often under-diagnosed and undertreated in young people, a situation likely to increase the severity of the disorder and suicide risk. Presence of school difficulties […]

Alcohol use by school-going adolescents in Ghana: Prevalence and correlates.

This study investigated the risk factors that are associated with alcohol use among a nationally representative sample of school-going adolescents in Ghana. The 2012 version of the Ghanaian Global School-based Student Health Survey on adolescents aged 11–19 years old (N=1984) was used. Logistic regression was employed to study the relationship between alcohol use variables and […]

Adverse Childhood Experiences and suicide attempts: The mediating influence of personality development and problem behaviors.

Adverse childhood experiences, comprised of forms of maltreatment and certain dysfunctional household environments, can affect the development of a child in a variety of different ways. This multitude of developmental changes may subsequently produce compounding harmful effects on the childÕs life and increase acutely maladaptive outcomes, including adolescent suicidal behavior. This study uses data collected […]

Psycho-social resilience, vulnerability and suicide prevention: Impact evaluation of a mentoring approach to modify suicide risk for remote Indigenous Australian students at boarding school.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people reportedly experience the highest risk of suicide in Australia. Transitions to boarding schools involve far more than simply negotiating the logistics of shifting from one school to another. Students in transition face major life changes: changes in residence; cultures, including language; autonomy; educational standards; roles, responsibilities and expectations; […]

Hot idea or hot air: A systematic review of evidence for two widely marketed youth suicide prevention programs and recommendations for implementation.

Youth suicide is highly related to mental disorders. While communities and schools are marketed to with a plethora of suicide prevention programs, they often lack the capacity to choose evidence-based programs. Methods: We conducted a systematic review of two youth suicide prevention programs to help determine if the quality of evidence available justifies their wide […]

Report on outcomes and recommendations: LGBTQ youth suicide prevention summit 2012.


It’s complicated: The social lives of networked teens.


Associations between suicidal high school students’ help-seeking and their attitudes and perceptions of social environment.

Suicide is a leading cause of death among adolescents, many of whom fail to disclose suicide concerns to adults who might help. This study examined patterns and predictors of help-seeking behavior among adolescents who seriously considered suicide in the past year. 2,737 students (50.9 % female, 46.9 % male; racial distribution 79.5 % Caucasian, 11.9 […]

Cyberbullying, school bullying, and psychological distress: a regional census of high school students.

Objectives. Using data from a regional census of high school students, we have documented the prevalence of cyberbullying and school bullying victimization and their associations with psychological distress. Methods. In the fall of 2008, 20406 ninth- through twelfth-grade students in MetroWest Massachusetts completed surveys assessing their bullying victimization and psychological distress, including depressive symptoms, self-injury, […]

School social workers and multiculturalism: changing the environment for success.

Dropping out, a phenomenon heavily concentrated in communities of color, hampers the academic success of multicultural students. Multiculturalism can help make school an inviting place for vulnerable youths, and school social workers (SSWRs) are in a position to advocate for school environments that are conducive to academic success. The present study surveyed 339 SSWRs on […]

Thirteen reasons why.

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Social anxiety in adolescents and young adults: Translating developmental science into practice.


Youth suicide as a “wild” problem: Implications for prevention practice.

Abstract: The intent of this article is to explore the idea that youth suicide Ðwhich is conceptualized here as an unstable, historically contingent, and unruly problem Ð cannot be solved, nor contained, through an exclusive reliance on pre-determined, universal or standardized interventions. Informed by a constructionist perspective, social problems like youth suicide are understood as […]

Do schools differ in suicide risk? The influence of school and neighbourhood on attempted suicide, suicidal ideation and self-harm among secondary school pupils.


To save a life.


Thirteen reasons why.


Why they die: Curing the death wish in our kids.

Why They Die: Curing the Death Wish in Our Kids will… ¥Provide you with life-saving information to rescue and help someone you know ¥Teach you 11 common myths that kill kids ¥Teach you the predisposing factors that make a person vulnerable to suicide ¥Help you minimize the risk and provide prevention through thoughtful guidance and […]

Ethnic differences in risk factors for suicide among American high school students, 2009: The vulnerability of multiracial and Pacific Islander adolescents.

This study compared self-reported risk factors for suicide among American high school students in the last decade. Data from the 1999Ð2009 Youth Risk Behavior Surveys was analyzed by 8 self-reported ethnicity groups across 6 suicide-related items: depression, suicide ideation, suicide planning, suicide attempts, and suicide attempts requiring medical attention). Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander adolescents had the […]

Sadness, suicide, and their association with video game and internet overuse among teens: Results from the youth risk behavior survey 2007 and 2009.

We investigated the association between excessive video game/Internet use and teen suicidality. Data were obtained from the 2007 and 2009 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), a high school-based, nationally representative survey (N = 14,041 and N = 16,410, respectively). Teens who reported 5 hours or more of video games/Internet daily use, in the 2009 YRBS, […]

Risk for suicidal ideation and suicide attempts associated with co-occurring depression and conduct problems in early adolescence.

This study investigates the early manifestation of co-occurring depression and conduct problems as a predictor of heightened risk for later suicidal ideation and behavior in a community sample of 521 adolescents. Self-reported symptoms of depression and conduct problems were evaluated in early 6th grade. Suicidal thoughts and behaviors were tracked through multiple assessments carried out […]

Understanding the effectiveness of school-based interventions to prevent suicide: A realist review.


Understanding and addressing bullying: An international perspective

PREVNet (Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence Network) brings together leading researchers, community organizations, industry and government, funded by the Networks of Centers of Excellence. Launched in 2006, PREVNet’s mission is to stop bullying and promote safe and healthy relationships for all Canadian children and youth. Led by Dr. Wendy Craig of Queen’s University and Dr. […]

Cyberbullying: The new era of bullying