Bridging Links Between Suicide and Sexual Assault
Kohnert Y~~DeMarco T~~et al
Links between suicide & sexual assault were explored through the collaboration of a suicide prevention center & a rape trauma service. Studies have found suicide ideation is higher in those with a history of sexual abuse. Most survivors of sexual assault have “death thoughts” in which suicide is a reserve fantasy to escape from persistent pain, a way of extinguishing the trauma. One must encourage the expression of a client’s emotions. Finding the root of their trauma is important in treatment.