Gratitude and grit indirectly reduce risk of suicidal ideations by enhancing meaning in life: Evidence for a mediated moderation model.
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Suicide is a problem of widespread concern and research into protective factors is needed. Meaning in life may be protective, but it is not directly modifiable. We examine gratitude and grit as two factors that synergistically buffer suicide through increased meaning in life. We find that grit and gratitude indirectly buffer suicide over time through increases in meaning in life. Gratitude and grit are modifiable and can be used as part of a therapeutic intervention.
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