The aim of this study was to examine the prevalence and correlates of suicide attempts (SA), suicidal ideation (SI), and non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) within a sample of community-based youth offenders (M age = 15.33 years) engaging with a Youth Offending Team (YOT). Findings revealed the highest prevalence rates for NSSI (20.6%), followed by SI (12.7%), and SA (5.9%). SA and SI were significantly correlated with trauma exposure, self-esteem, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). NSSI formed significant associations with trauma, self-esteem, and gender. The results offer further insight into the risk factors of SA, SI, and NSSI in an under-researched population.
Spink, A., Dhingra, K., Debowska, A., & Boduszek, D. (2017). Non-Suicidal Self-Injury, Suicidal Ideation, and Suicide Attempt: Prevalence and Predictors in a Sample of Youth Offenders in the UK. International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, 16(3), 249-260. https://doi.org/10.1080/14999013.2017.1339744