Suicide and life events

Andrew M. Busch, Michelle M. Cornette, Charles W. Mathias, Dawn M. Marsh, Donald M. Dougherty

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Psychopathology, life-threatening behavior and suicide are influenced, in part, by the life events a person experiences. This chapter provides a broad overview of the relationship between life events and suicidal behavior, including key domains of life events, factors moderating the effects of life events, mechanisms by which life events might impart risk for suicidal behavior and clinical implications for minimizing this risk.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSuicide from a Global Perspective
Subtitle of host publicationPsychosocial Approaches
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781614709657
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2012


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Psychology(all)

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Busch, A. M., Cornette, M. M., Mathias, C. W., Marsh, D. M., & Dougherty, D. M. (2012). Suicide and life events. In Suicide from a Global Perspective: Psychosocial Approaches (pp. 27-32). Nova Science Publishers, Inc..