Title

Suicidal ideation and help-negation: not just hopelessness or prior help

RIS ID

6149

Publication Details

Deane, F. P., Wilson, C. J. & Ciarrochi, J. V. (2001). Suicidal ideation and help-negation: not just hopelessness or prior help. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 47 (7), 901-914.

Abstract

This article reports the first study of its kind to specifically examine help-negation for suicidal thoughts (i.e., the inverse relationship between help-seeking intentions for suicidal thinking and levels of suicidal ideation) in a non-clinical university sample. The study establishes the existence of the phenomenon in individuals before levels of suicidal ideation become acute and raises numerous implications for national and international mental health policy development, clinical practice, and directions for prevention and early intervention.

 

Link to publisher version (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jclp.1058