Year: 2013 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior.(2013).43(3):336Ð346.DOI: 10.1111/sltb.12020 SIEC No: 20130762

Men who were sexually abused during childhood represent a highly stigmatized, marginalized population at risk for a variety of long-term mental health problems. Using the family integration dimension of Durkheim’s theory of suicide, factors associated with suicidal ideation among a purposive sample of 487 men with histories of child sexual abuse were examined. Four variables, length of cohabitation, maternal support after disclosure, parental divorce, and older age, were negatively related to suicidal ideation. The analysis provides partial support for Durkheim’s model. Implications for education, clinical practice, and future research are presented.

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