Understanding Suicidal Ideation

David Lester, PhD (Editor)
Stockton University, Galloway, NJ, USA

Series: Psychology of Emotions, Motivations and Actions
BISAC: PSY037000

Everyone who dies by suicide has thought about suicide prior to their action. Suicidal ideation is, therefore, one of the most important risk factors for suicide. This book explores and illustrates current research on this risk factor. There are reviews of selected aspects of suicidal ideation. Karolina Krysinska and David Lester review research on whether religiosity is a protective factor for suicidal ideation, while John Gunn reviews whether bullying is a risk factor.

Cathy Pederson reviews research on suicidal ideation in the chronically ill. Three research studies are presented: Mahboubeh Dadfar on mattering as a protective factor in Iranian psychiatric patients, Jenny Huen and her colleagues on correlations of suicidal ideation in Chinese students, and Steven Stack on suicidal ideation in men who have been raped. The content of suicidal ideation is discussed by James Overholser and his colleagues, and Jennifer Laffier presents examples of suicidal communications in social media. Finally, Frank Bailey presents two case studies of individuals in which their suicidal ideation is presented in the context of their life histories. The chapters illustrate the importance and the complexity of suicidal ideation and its role in leading to suicidal actions.
(Imprint: Nova)



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Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Rape and Suicide among Men
(Steven Stack)

Chapter 2. Religiosity and Suicidal Ideation
(Karolina Krysinska and David Lester)

Chapter 3. “But Words Can Never Hurt Me”: Examining the Role of Peer Victimization in the Development of Suicidal Thoughts
(John F. Gunn III)

Chapter 4. Mattering and Suicidal Ideation
(Mahboubeh Dadfar)

Chapter 5. Understanding Suicidal Ideation in Chinese Undergraduate Students
(Jenny Huen, Bob Lew and David Lester)

Chapter 6. Understanding Suicidal Ideation in People with Chronic Invisible Illness
(Cathy L. Pederson)

Chapter 7. “My Life Is Falling Apart, and Things Will Never Get Any Better”: The Content and Process of Suicidal Ideation
(James C. Overholser, Eleanor Beale, Stephanie Gomez and Liliana Varman)

Chapter 8. Depression and Suicide Ideation In The Virtual Worlds of Youth
(Jennifer Laffier)

Chapter 9. Mad Dog and Songbird: The (G) Factor
(Frank S. Bailey)

Scholars and mental health counselors

Suicidal ideation, religiosity, male rape, chronic illness, mattering

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