The association between life events and suicide intent in self-poisoners with and without a history of deliberate self-harm: A preliminary study

Catherine Crane, J. Mark G. Williams, Keith Hawton, Ella Arensman, Heidi Hjelmeland, Unni Bille-Brahe, Paul Corcoran, Diego De Leo, Sandor Fekete, Onja Grad, Christian Haring, Ad J.F.M. Kerkhof, Jouko Lonnqvist, Konrad Michel, Ellinor Salander Renberg, Armin Schmidtke, Cornelius Van Heeringen, Danuta Wasserman

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Abstract

The associations between life events in the 12 months preceding an episode of self-poisoning resulting in hospital attendance (the index episode), and the suicide intent of this episode were compared in individuals for whom the index episode was their first, episode and in individuals in whom it was a recurrence of DSH. Results indicated a significant interaction between independent life events, repetition status, and gender in the prediction of suicide intent, the association between life events and intent being moderated by repetition status in women only. The results provide preliminary evidence to suggest the presence of a suicidal process in women, in which the impact of negative life events on suicide intent diminishes across episodes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)367-378
Number of pages12
JournalSuicide and Life-Threatening Behavior
Volume37
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - aug. 1 2007

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Crane, C., Williams, J. M. G., Hawton, K., Arensman, E., Hjelmeland, H., Bille-Brahe, U., Corcoran, P., De Leo, D., Fekete, S., Grad, O., Haring, C., Kerkhof, A. J. F. M., Lonnqvist, J., Michel, K., Renberg, E. S., Schmidtke, A., Van Heeringen, C., & Wasserman, D. (2007). The association between life events and suicide intent in self-poisoners with and without a history of deliberate self-harm: A preliminary study. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 37(4), 367-378. https://doi.org/10.1521/suli.2007.37.4.367