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Predictors of Future Suicide Attempt Among Adolescents With Suicidal Thoughts Or Non-suicidal Self-harm: a Population-based Birth Cohort Study

About the Course:

Suicidal thought and non-suicidal self-harm are common in adolescents. Though both are strongly associated with suicide attempts, most adolescents who admit these indicators do not attempt suicide. This article explores predictors of future suicide attempts in these high-risk groups.

This course is based on the article, Predictors of future suicide attempt among adolescents with suicidal thoughts or non-suicidal self-harm: a population-based birth cohort study created by Becky Mars, PhD. et al. in 2019.

Publication Date:

6(4) 2019 Apr

Course Material Authors

Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Becky Mars, PhD
Dr. Mars is a Research Fellow in Epidemiology at the dept of Population Health Sceinces, University of Bristol, and an American Foundation for Suicide Prevention post-doctoral fellow. Her current research is exploring transitions between suicidal thoughts/non-suicidal self-harm and suicide attempts using data from the ALSPAC birth cohort. She has published multiple articles in peer reviewed journals.
Jon Heron
on Heron is Research Fellow and Statistician in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC), University of Bristol. Jon has published widely and taught clinical epidemiology to groups of first year medics for the past 3 years.
E David Klonsky, Prof, PhD
Dr. Klonsky is professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia. His research examines suicide, including the pursuit of parsimonious models of suicide and better understanding of suicide motivations and warning signs. His work has been published multiple peer reviewed journals.

Course Creator

Barbara F. McMillan, LPC
Barbara McMillan, BA, MS, EdD, LPC has 35 years of experience as a therapist, clinical director, and administrator in mental health and substance abuse programs. She holds degrees in psychology and education, and has been a licensed professional counselor and supervising counselor for many years. After 18 years in various roles in private and public mental health settings, she became a full-time college psychology and sociology instructor.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Describe research findings about correlates of suicide.
  2. Discuss prevalence of suicide attempts in adolescents with suicidal thoughts and non-suicidal self-harm.
  3. Identify predictors of transition to attempts in these high-risk groups to enhance assessment

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Course Number 102924
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