Year: 2015 Source: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health.(2015).9(33). Online 28 September 2015.DOI:10.1186/s13034-015-0068-1 SIEC No: 20150452

Co-occurrence of problem behaviors, particularly across internalizing and externalizing spectra, increases the risk of suicidality (i.e., suicidal ideation and attempt) among youth. We examined differences in psychosocial risk factors across levels of suicidality in a sample of 77 school-based adolescents engaging in both nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) and repeated firesetting. Participants completed questionnaires assessing engagement in problem behaviors, mental health difficulties, negative life events, poor coping, impulsivity, and suicidality.