Funding for the paper was provided by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, R01 CE001882-01 (Kenneth Conner, PI). Dr. Conner provided input when the paper was being conceptualized and commented on an earlier draft.
Connectedness and Suicide Prevention in Adolescents: Pathways and Implications
Version of Record online: 20 JAN 2014
© 2014 The American Association of Suicidology
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior
Volume 44, Issue 3, pages 246–272, June 2014
How to Cite
Whitlock, J., Wyman, P. A. and Moore, S. R. (2014), Connectedness and Suicide Prevention in Adolescents: Pathways and Implications. Suicide and Life-Threat Behavi, 44: 246–272. doi: 10.1111/sltb.12071
- Issue online: 13 JUN 2014
- Version of Record online: 20 JAN 2014
- Manuscript Accepted: 21 AUG 2013
- Manuscript Received: 13 MAR 2013
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Grant Number: R01 CE001882-01
Adolescent suicide is a major public health concern. Stressing the need for public health–based solutions, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identified “connectedness” as one means of pursuing this agenda. To advance this effort in suicide prevention with adolescents, (1) consistencies and variation in the literature overtly linking connectedness to suicide thoughts and behaviors (STB) are reviewed, (2) three more specific mechanistic pathways are proposed whereby connectedness may influence STB, and (3) several implications related to use of connectedness as a public health framework for adolescent suicide prevention and intervention are outlined.