NSSI and Suicidal Behaviours

NSSI and suicidal behaviours are different behaviours that often co-occur. Little attention has been given to as to why these behaviours are linked. Since NSSI is considered one of the most significant risk factor for suicidal behaviours, it is crucial to examine the mechanism through which this occurs. Three theories have been proposed to explain the link between NSSI and suicidal behaviours. An integrated model of these theories is introduced.

Authors: Chloe A. Hamza, Shannon L. Stewart, and Teena Willoughby (2012)

Keywords: Non-suicidal self-injury; Suicidal behaviour; Self-injurious behaviour; Adolescents

Summary by: Jenna Armiento