Prospective Study of Major Loss Life Events and Risk for Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors Among Adolescents and Young Adults.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This prospective, naturalistic study examined the association between major loss life experiences, other psychiatric risk factors (depression, hopelessness, and anxiety), and suicidal thoughts and behaviors (STBs) among adolescents followed through young adulthood for up to 14 years. Major loss life events were related to subsequent increases in STBs. Major loss life events were primarily related to increases in suicide ideation in the presence of lower levels of other risk factors. There was a bidirectional relationship between major losses and other risk factors. Implications for the association between loss experiences, other risk factors, and future STBs are discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Daniel, SS; Goldston, DB; Erkanli, A; Heilbron, N; Franklin, JC

Published Date

  • August 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 47 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 436 - 449

PubMed ID

  • 27862201

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC6485934

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1943-278X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/sltb.12305


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England