Year: 2006 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.36, no.1, (February 2006), p.103-112 SIEC No: 20060810

This study determined whether suicidal ideation &/or suicide attempts have any long-term health effects. The relationship between suicidal thoughts &/or a previous suicide attempt in 1994 & the presence of suicidal ideation in 2000 was analyzed. It was found that health status in 1994 differed between the groups with & without suicidal ideation or a previous suicide attempt & that the differences persisted after 6 years. People who had suicidal ideation or a suicide attempt in 1994 had a significantly greater risk of having suicidal ideation in 2000 than people who had not. (23 refs)