Year: 2005 Source: Journal of Youth and Adolescence, v.34, no.2, (April 2005), p.149-161 SIEC No: 20100183

Longitudinal relations between past suicidality & subsequent changes in psychological distress at follow-up were examined among gay, lesbian, & bisexual youths, as were psychosocial factors that might mediate or moderate this relation. Past suicide attempters were found to have higher levels of depressive & anxious symptoms & conduct problems at a later time than youths who had neither attempted nor ideated. Psychosocial factors failed to mediate this relation. The interaction among past suicidality, social support, & negative relationships was associated with subsequent changes in all 3 psychological distress indicators 6 months later. High levels of support or negative relationships were found to predict increased psychological distress only among those youth with a history of suicide attempts. (47 refs.)