Association of prior depressive symptoms and suicide attempts with subsequent victimization: Analysis of population-based data from the Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey

Background: Symptoms of mental disorder, particularly schizophrenia, predispose to victimization. Much less is known about the relationship between depressive symptoms and later victimization in the general population, the influence of these symptoms on types of subsequent victimization, or the role of symptom severity. We investigated this in nationally representative data from the United Kingdom. Methods: […]

Trauma made in America: The consequences of violent victimization for immigrant youth in early adulthood

Research finds that adolescent violent victimization results in numerous lasting negative life consequences. However, the long-term impacts of victimization are understudied among immigrant youth. Using a subsample of 952 immigrants from Waves I-III of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health, regression models are specified to determine whether violent victimization in adolescence is […]

Mental health, substance abuse, prison victimization and suicide attempts amongst incarcerated women

Worldwide, incarcerated women are known to suffer adverse experiences that might increase the risk of suicide attempts during incarceration. The present investigation examines the prevalence of suicide attempts amongst incarcerated women in Spain and the factors associated with this. Between January and March of 2017 a total of 174 women, enrolled from two prisons in […]

Victimization in traditional and cyberbullying as risk factors for substance use, self-harm and suicide attempts in high school students

Background: Traditional bullying (or peer bullying) is considered a common and unpleasant experience among students and has serious consequences such as mental health problems and unhealthy behavior. In recent years, another type of bullying named cyberbullying has emerged as a growing problem with negative effects on school achievement, physiology, and mental health of its victims. […]

Exploring the association between bullying victimization and suicidal thoughts through theoretical frameworks of suicide

The role of bullying victimization in suicide has been discussed at length in the literature. Additionally, it is an association that has gained widespread attention in media, with shows like 13 Reasons Why receiving a great deal of attention. However, just how bullying victimization can contribute to suicidal thoughts is less understood. The present study explores two […]

Peer victimization and suicidality among LGBTQ youth: The roles of school belonging, self-compassion, and parental support

Research on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth’s experiences at school has largely focused on stigma, adversity, disparities, and peer victimization. Factors like school climate, individual differences, and social support have also garnered significant attention. However, there has been a dearth of research examining how they relate to both suicidal ideation and suicide […]

Peer victimization and suicidal thoughts and behaviors in depressed adolescents.

Suicide is a leading cause of death among youth worldwide, and depressed adolescents are at a significantly elevated risk to report suicidal ideation, planning, and attempts. Peer victimization is a robust predictor of adolescent suicidal thoughts and behaviors (STBs), but little research has focused on why bullying leads to suicidal thoughts and behaviors. To address […]

Longitudinal effects of gendered harassment perpetration and victimization on mental health outcomes in adolescence.

Gendered harassment, including sexual harassment and homophobic name-calling, is prevalent in adolescents and is linked to negative outcomes including depression, anxiety, suicidality, substance abuse, and personal distress. However, much of the extant literature is cross-sectional and rarely are perpetrators of these behaviors included in studies of outcomes. Therefore, the current study examined the effects of […]

Continued knowledge development for understanding bullying and school victimization.

There has been a substantial progression in the bullying and school victimization literature over the past 3–4 decades. Scholars have examined numerous social, psychological, academic, and environmental antecedents to bullying behaviors. These studies have documented these multiple social and psychological factors in a vast collection with children and youth of various ages and in multiple […]

Victimization of Aboriginal people in Canada, 2014.

In 2014, 28% of Aboriginal people aged 15 and older (about 275,000) reported that they or their household had been a victim in the previous 12 months of at least one of the eight types of crime measured by the General Social Survey (GSS) on Victimization. This was a higher proportion than for non-Aboriginal people […]

Victimisation and psychosocial difficulties associated with sexual orientation concerns: A school-based study of adolescents.

This study examined victimisation, substance misuse, relationships, sexual activity, mental health difficulties and suicidal behaviour among adolescents with sexual orientation concerns in comparison to those without such concerns. 1112 Irish students (mean age 14yrs) in 17 mixed-gender secondary schools completed a self-report questionnaire with standardised scales and measures of psychosocial difficulties.

Suicidal adolescents’ experiences with bullying perpetration and victimization during high school as risk factors for later depression and suicidality.

This is the first study to examine the extent to which frequent involvement in high-school bullying (as a bullying perpetrator, victim of bullying, or bully-victim) increases the risk for later depression and suicidality beyond other well-established risk factors of suicide. The study included 96 students who reported being a bully, a victim, or a bully-victim, […]

Suicidal ideation and school bullying experiences after controlling for depression and delinquency.

This cross-sectional study examines differences in the frequency of suicidal ideation and suicidal behaviors across a group of verbal bullies, bully-victims, victims, physically aggressive bullies, and students not involved in bullying. A large sample of middle school students (n = 661; fifth through eighth grades; ages 10Ð13 years of age) completed a pencil-and-paper survey that […]

Relationship between peer victimization, cyberbullying, and suicide in children and adolescents: A meta-analysis.


Cyberbullying victimization and mental health in adolescents and the moderating role of family dinners.

This study presents evidence that cyberbullying victimization relates to internalizing, externalizing, and substance use problems in adolescents and that the frequency of family dinners attenuate these associations. Cyberbullying relates to mental health and substance use problems in adolescents, even after their involvement in face-to-face bullying is taken into account. Although correlational, these results suggest that […]

Strain on the street: the retreat from drug use to suicide among homeless youth.

Delinquency research defines retreatists as “double-failures” who often withdraw from society and indulge in habitual drug use. Based on a combination of the retreatist literature and general strain theory, we develop a model that includes measures of strain and substance use. Using logistic regression, we test this model on a sample of 425 homeless adolescents. […]