Year: 2005 Source: Archives of Suicide Research, v.9, no.2, (2005), p.135-146 SIEC No: 20051268

This study examined the relationship between family history of suicide, negative problem solving orientation & suicide attempt status (multiple suicide attempters versus single suicide attempters). Attempters with a family history of suicide were found to be more likely to have multiple attempts when compared to attempters who did not have such a family history. This relationship was consistent with a model in which the relationship between family history & suicide attempt status is mediated by negative problem solving. Implications for theory & treatment are discussed. (41 refs)