The “Dark Side” of the Strength of Weak Ties: the Diffusion of Suicidal Thoughts

Using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, the effect of friends-of-friends attempted suicide on the suicidal thoughts of respondents are estimated. A focus on friends-of-friends permits a test of Granovetter’s theory on the strength of weak ties. Results for at-risk respondents are consistent with Granovetter’s theory as these respondents were more likely […]

A Friend’s View of Suicide (IN: Suicide: Strategies and Interventions for Reduction and Prevention, ed. by S Palmer)


Will’s Choice: a Suicidal Teen, a Desperate Mother, and a Chronicle of Recovery


God and I Broke Up

Originally published 1995; 2004 translation by Maria Lundin.

The Social Context of Adolescent Suicide Attempts: Interactive Effects of Parent, Peer, and School Social Relations

An ecological developmental model of adolescent suicidality was used to inform a hierarchical logistic regression analysis of longitudinal interactions between parent, peer, & school relations & suicide attempts. Reanalyzing data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, it was found that parent relations were the most consistent protective factor, & among boys with prior […]

Vulnerability to Friends’ Suicide Influence: The Moderating Effects of Gender and Adolescent Depression