Non-Suicidal Self-Injury, Suicidal Ideation, and Suicide Attempt: Prevalence and Predictors in a Sample of Youth Offenders in the UK

Alisa Spink, Katie Dhingra, Agata Debowska, Daniel Boduszek

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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.
LanguageEnglish
Pages249-260
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Forensic Mental Health
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Aug 2017

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In: International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, Vol. 16, No. 3, 17.08.2017, p. 249-260.

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