Queering gender-based violence prevention & response in Canada

Gender-based violence (GBV) in 2SLGBTQ+ communities is pervasive but stigmatized; it is both hyper-visible and invisibilized, known and neglected. Transphobia, homophobia, and biphobia are structural forms of GBV that  2SLGBTQ+ communities navigate every day in their public and private lives. 2SLGBTQ+ communities experience family violence, intimate partner violence (IPV), sexual violence, and street harassment, but[…]

Men, suicide, and family and interpersonal violence: A mixed methods exploratory study

Research has shown a link between gender, violence, and suicide. This relationship is complex, and few empirical studies have explored suicide and family and interpersonal violence perpetrated by men. Drawing on a coronial dataset of suicide cases and a mixed  methods design, this study integrated a quantitative analysis of 155 suicide cases with a qualitative[…]

Young children with suicidal thoughts and behaviors more likely to resolve conflicts with violence, homicide, or suicide: A study of internal working models using narratives

There is mounting evidence that young children who express suicidal ideation (SI) have a different conceptualization of death than their peers. This study characterizes 3- to 6-year-olds’ depictions of violence, death, and suicidal themes in a story completion task as a function of their history of SI. Participants were 228 children with depression (3.0–6.9 years)[…]

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[…]

A trauma- and justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI)-informed approach to suicide prevention in school: Black boys’ lives matter

Black boys have been dying by suicide at an increasing rate. Although the reasons for this increase are unknown, suicide in Black boys is likely influenced by multiple, intersecting risk factors, including historical and ongoing trauma. Schools can serve as an important mechanism of support for Black boys; however, without intentional antiracist frameworks that acknowledge[…]

Variable circumstances of suicide among racial/ethnic groups by sex and age: A National Violent-Death Reporting System analysis

Suicide rates vary by race/ethnicity, but little is known about how the circumstances that contribute to suicide differ across racial/ethnic groups. This study investigated suicide circumstances among non-Hispanic Whites, non-Hispanic Blacks, non-Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islanders, non-Hispanic Native American/Alaskan Natives, and Hispanics by sex and age. Using de-identified National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) Restricted Access Database[…]

An integrated public health approach to interpersonal violence and suicide prevention and response

Violence is a leading source of morbidity and mortality in the United States. In this article, we suggest a public health framework for preventing community violence, intimate partner violence and sexual violence, and suicide as key forms of interpersonal and self-directed violence. These types of violence often co-occur and share common risk and protective factors.[…]

Prison staff’s views and understanding of the role of emotions in prisoner suicide and violence

Suicide and violence are a major concern in prisons, and it has been suggested that alexithymia may be associated with these behaviours. Alexithymia can be defined as the inability to identify and describe emotions. This study aimed to explore staff’s understanding and attitudes about identifying and discussing emotions in prisoner suicide and violence. Twenty prison[…]

Trends in violence victimization and suicide risk by sexual identity among high school students: Youth Risk Behavior Survey, United States, 2015-2019

Lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) youths continue to experience more violence victimization and suicide risk than heterosexual youths; however, few studies have examined whether the proportion of LGB youths affected by these outcomes has varied over time, and no studies have assessed such trends in a nationally representative sample. This report analyzes national trends in[…]

Psychosocial aspects of deliberate physical suicide attempts by children and adolescents

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES. Suicide is a topical issue in Lithuania and all around the world. It is the second common cause of death among young people. There’s a lack of research studies on the psychosocial aspects of adolescents’ suicide in Lithuania. The study aimed to evaluate the demography, life circumstances, health conditions as possible suicide[…]