Year: 2006 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.36, no.2, (April 2006), p.250-254 SIEC No: 20060823

This study examined the relationships of depression, hopelessness, reasons for living, mental health problem history, suicide attempt lethality history, & stressful segregation housing with suicide ideation in 134 prisoners. Prisoners housed in segregation were found to have significantly higher levels of depression & suicide ideation than prisoners in the general population. Results of this study are discussed in terms of the stress-vulnerability model, various methodological limitations, & future research. (15 refs)