Year: 2006 Source: Journal of Black Psychology, v.32, no.3, (August 2006), p.349-365 SIEC No: 20070202

This study examined dimensions of a suicide attempt & psycholgical & historical risk factors that differentiate low-income, female African American suicide attempters as a function of having made a single, first-time attempt versus multiple attempts. 135 first-time attempters were compared to 139 repeat attempters. Relative to first-time attempters, the attempts of repeat attempters involved higher levels of intent, planning, & perceived lethality & were associated with more psychological distress, hopelessness, substance abuse, & childhood trauma. (67 refs.)