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ERIC Number: EJ842723
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0279-6015
Suicide Prevention in Schools as Viewed through the Interpersonal-Psychological Theory of Suicidal Behavior
Joiner, Thomas E., Jr.
School Psychology Review, v38 n2 p244-248 2009
The author has proposed a new theory of suicidal behavior--the interpersonal-psychological theory of suicidal behavior (Joiner, 2005)--which attempts to answer the question "Why do people die by suicide?" In this commentary, he briefly describes the theory, and then argues that the theory's constructs may allow a new level of focus and specificity for suicide prevention in general and for school-based suicide prevention in particular. In so doing, he discusses his colleagues' findings and concepts from this special series and suggests some avenues for future research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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