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ERIC Number: EJ1178492
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0744-8481
The Intersection of Nonsuicidal Self-Injury and Suicide-Related Behavior: Patterns of Elevated Risk and Implications for College Mental Health
Cramer, Robert J.; La Guardia, Amanda C.; Bryson, Claire; Morgan, Kelley
Journal of American College Health, v65 n6 p363-371 2017
Objective: To analyze the overlap of nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) and suicide-related behaviors (SRB) among college students with regard to demographics, mental health, and coping styles. Participants: Respondents were 572 undergraduate students at a southwestern public university. Methods: Data were collected in 2015. Respondents completed a demographic survey and assessments of NSSI, SRB, internalizing symptoms (ie, anxiety, stress, and depression), aggression, and negative coping strategies. The survey was administered via a Web-based procedure. Results: Women reported more frequent cutting behaviors than men. Endorsement of NSSI was also associated with an increased likelihood of lifetime SRB. A subgroup of students endorsing both NSSI and SRB demonstrated poorer mental health, more negative coping, and self-reported female sex. Conclusions: College healthcare providers may benefit from competency-based training in techniques for the combination treatment of NSSI and SRB, as well as culturally based models of suicide.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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