Loss by suicide: A risk factor for suicidal behavior

Krysinska, Karolina E. (2003) Loss by suicide: A risk factor for suicidal behavior. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 41 7: 34-41.


Author Krysinska, Karolina E.
Title Loss by suicide: A risk factor for suicidal behavior
Journal name Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0279-3695
Publication date 2003-01-01
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 41
Issue 7
Start page 34
End page 41
Total pages 8
Place of publication Thorofare, N.J.
Publisher Slack
Language eng
Subject 111714 Mental Health
170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Abstract The phenomena of loss and suicide are strongly intertwined, and this relationship can be analyzed from many angles. Numerous empirical studies, as well as clinical observations, show suicidal behavior often is precipitated by the experience of loss, including a threat to an important interpersonal relationship, bereavement, deterioration in physical or mental health, financial problems, and the prospect of unemployment. Suicidal ideation can be viewed in terms of existential issues, such as a tragic result of the loss of life’s meaning, dwindling hope, and an increasing sense of helplessness. In addition, the aftermath of a suicide attempt may be connected with loss. Although the majority of suicide attempts do not end in death, the medical consequences of some may be serious and long lasting (e.g., dangerous liver damage following a drug overdose, paraplegia or limb amputation as a result of self-injury by jumping from heights)
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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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