Year: 2017 Source: Current Opinion in Psychology. (2017). Published online 24 July 2017. SIEC No: 20170472

Several ‘ideation-to-action’ theories of suicide have been published since 2005.
These theories meaningfully advance understanding of suicide.
Pain and hopelessness are important motivators of suicidal ideation.
Capability for suicide facilitates progression from suicide ideation to attempts.
Evidence-based aspects of ideation-to-action theories can guide prevention.