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Transitions from Suicidal Thoughts/Non-Suicidal Self-Harm to Suicide Attempts: A Longitudinal Study

2015 Postdoctoral Fellowship
Amount Awarded: $104,000
Focus Area: Psychosocial Studies

Becky Mars, Ph.D.
University of Bristol

Mentor: David Gunnell, Ph.D., University of Bristol

Inside the Research

Question: How do suicidal ideation and self-harm behavior transition to suicidal behavior?

Strategy: Using the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children, adolescents ages 16 to 21 are studied. Variables include suicidal ideation, self-harm behavior and associated risk factors.

Impact: Inform concepts of the transition from ideation and self-harm to suicidal behavior.