Self-stigma mediates the impact of insight on current suicide ideation in suicide attempters with schizophrenia: Results of a moderated mediation approach

This study examined the relationships among insight, self‐stigma, self‐esteem, hope, quality of life, and suicidal behavior in individuals diagnosed as having schizophrenia. Hypotheses concerning mediating and moderating effects were examined. A total of 170 community‐dwelling patients with schizophrenia participated in the study. The results revealed a negative association between insight and suicide ideation, which was […]

Suicide as a distorted goal-directed process: Wanting to die, killing, and being killed.

It has been suggested that suicidal persons engage in distorted thinking. We propose that suicide can be understood as a distorted goal-directed action. The purpose of this qualitative study was to identify the specific distortions in the goal-directed processes of suicide as indicated in suicide narratives of 40 persons after a suicide attempt. The findings […]

Perceptions of a peer suicide prevention program by inmates and professionals working in prisons. Underestimation of risk, the modification of the field, and the role of self-consciousness.

Background: Suicide prevention is a major challenge for penal institutions in many countries. The traditional approach relies on the expertise of health professionals and is supplemented by the intervention of other professionals and the inmates themselves. New methods of suicide prevention based on peer support have been developed in recent years. Peer prevention programs rely […]