Suicide is the second leading cause of death for adolescents in the United States, and suicide rates are increasing for ethnically diverse youth. Reasons for living (RFL) have been found to be a protective factor against suicidality, but few studies have assessed this amongst ethnically minoritized youth. The current study sought to examine the relationships between RFL and suicidal ideation (SI), suicide attempt (SA), and non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) in a clinical sample of low-income, ethnically minoritized youth (n = 191, M age = 15.12 years). Results indicate that survival and coping beliefs may be important protective factors for SI and NSSI. Fear of social disapproval may be particularly salient but was not protective within this population. Clinical implications and future directions are discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Evidence-Based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health|
|State||Accepted/In press - 2023|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Psychiatry and Mental health