Suicidal Thought in the Adolescent: Exploring the Relationship Between Known Risk Factors and the Presence of Suicidal Thought
Article first published online: 2 NOV 2011
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Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing
Volume 24, Issue 4, pages 237–244, November 2011
How to Cite
Shimshock, C. M., Williams, R. A. and Sullivan, B.-J. B. (2011), Suicidal Thought in the Adolescent: Exploring the Relationship Between Known Risk Factors and the Presence of Suicidal Thought. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 24: 237–244. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-6171.2011.00310.x
- Issue published online: 2 NOV 2011
- Article first published online: 2 NOV 2011
- Navy recruit;
- risk factor;
- sense of belonging;
- suicidal thought
PROBLEM: The purpose of this retrospective study was to explore the relationship between recognized risk factors for suicidal thought and the presence or absence of self-reported suicidal thought.
METHODS: This study was conducted through the secondary analysis of data obtained from a larger, prospective, cluster-randomized intervention study. A subset of 817 recruits between the ages of 17 and 19 was included in this study.
FINDINGS: A personal history of mental health/emotional problems and a decreased sense of belonging made unique contributions to predicting the presence of suicidal thought.
CONCLUSIONS: The development of interventions to increase sense of belonging may be a key to reducing suicidal thought during stressful events.