Year: 2016 Source: Journal of Medical Internet Research. (2016). doi: 10.2196/jmir.5904 SIEC No: 20160576

Suicidal ideation (SI) is a common mental health problem. Variability in intensity of SI over time has been linked to suicidal behavior, yet little is known about the temporal course of SI.
The primary aim was to identify prototypical trajectories of SI in the general population and, secondarily, to examine whether receiving Web-based self-help for SI, psychiatric symptoms, or socio-demographics predicted membership in the identified SI trajectories.
Many adults experience high persisting levels of SI, though results encouragingly indicate that receiving Web-based self-help for SI increased membership in a decreasing trajectory of SI.