Year: 1999 Source: Traumatology, v.5, no.3, (1999), p.1-6 SIEC No: 20060103

Posttraumatic stress disorder is often associated with an increase in suicidal thoughts & behaviours. However, this link remains poorly understood; particularly unclear are the mechanisms victims use to help them persevere through periods of increased suicidal ideation. This pilot study of veterans examines the frequency & quantity of suicidal ideation, as well as preventative cognitions the victim utilizes to prevent suicide. These cognitions are know as counter-suicidal cognitions. (LC) (15 refs)