publication . Other literature type . Article . 2017

Suicidal ideation while incarcerated: Prevalence and correlates in a large sample of male prisoners in Flanders, Belgium.

Louis Favril; Freya Vander Laenen; Christophe Vandeviver; Kurt Audenaert;
  • Published: 01 Nov 2017
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: Belgium
Abstract
Prisoners constitute a high-risk group for suicide. As an early stage in the pathway leading to suicide, suicidal ideation represents an important target for prevention, yet research on this topic is scarce in general prison populations. Using a cross-sectional survey design, correlates of suicidal ideation while incarcerated were examined in a sample of 1203 male prisoners, randomly selected from 15 Flemish prisons. Overall, a lifetime history of suicidal ideation and attempts was endorsed by 43.1% and 20.3% of respondents, respectively. Approximately a quarter of all prisoners (23.7%) reported past-year suicidal ideation during their current incarceration, whi...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: mental disorders
free text keywords: Social Sciences, Medicine and Health Sciences, offenders, suicidal process, suicidal thoughts, META-REGRESSION ANALYSIS, RISK-FACTORS, SELF-HARM, PREVENTING SUICIDE, GENERAL-POPULATION, INSTITUTIONAL CONDITIONS, PSYCHIATRIC-DISORDERS, YOUNG OFFENDERS, MENTAL-ILLNESS, BEHAVIOR, Psychiatry, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Prison, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Psychological intervention, Social support, Cross-sectional study, Imprisonment, Clinical psychology, Suicidal ideation, medicine.symptom, Social psychology, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Suicide prevention, Psychology
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