Year: 2014 Source: Journal of Affective Disorders.(2013).149(1-3):282Ð290.doi:10.1016/j.jad.2013.01.042 SIEC No: 20140162

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US, and rates of suicide are higher in rural than urban areas. As proposed by the Interpersonal-Psychological Theory of Suicide, thwarted belongingness and perceived burdensomeness are risk factors for suicidal behavior, although protective individual-level characteristics such as forgiveness, may indirectly affect suicidal behavior by decreasing the deleterious effect of thwarted interpersonal needs.

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