Year: 2013 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior.(2013).43(4):366Ð378.DOI: 10.1111/sltb.12023 SIEC No: 20130833

Social network density, as measured by the extent to which network members know each other, was examined to determine whether it is associated with suicide-related ideation and plan approximately 3 years later. Eight hundred and nineteen African Americans were interviewed at Wave 1 (1997Ð1999) and Wave 4 (2001Ð2003) of the Self-Help In Eliminating Life-Threatening Diseases (SHIELD) study, a HIV preventive intervention study in Baltimore, MD.