Adolescent Self-Harm, Chronic Pain and Suicide

A special issue of Behavioral Sciences (ISSN 2076-328X). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Psychology".

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Dear Colleagues,

Self-harm, suicidal behavior, and chronic pain in adolescents are very important public health concerns, associated with one of the main causes of death among young people as well as with many other negative consequences, such as mental health disorders, poor academic outcomes, social problems, and overall premature death. Additionally, the impacts of self-harm, suicidal behavior, and chronic pain may affect not only adolescents themselves but also their families, peers, schools, and communities. Hence, behavioral contributions to better understand and prevent these phenomena are of the utmost importance. Given these premises, this Special Issue aims at advancing the literature on adolescent self-harm, suicidal behavior, and chronic pain, from a behavioral sciences perspective and/or related fields and disciplines. Hence, we welcome theoretical and/or empirical contributions that extend knowledge on those factors.

Prof. Dr. Henrique Pereira
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Keywords

  • adolescence
  • youth
  • self-harm
  • suicide
  • suicidal behavior
  • trauma
  • childhood adverse experiences
  • mental health
  • psychosexual health

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The Association between Perceived Family Financial Stress and Adolescent Suicide Ideation: A Moderated Mediation Model
by Qi Yang, Wenyu Zhang, Huan Wu, Baozhen Huang, Chenyan Zhang and Gengfeng Niu
Behav. Sci. 2023, 13(11), 948; https://doi.org/10.3390/bs13110948 - 17 Nov 2023
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Nowadays, suicide (especially adolescents’ suicide) has been an increasingly prominent social problem worldwide; suicide ideation, as an important predictor, has been the focus of relevant studies and practices. Against this background, the present study aimed to examine the association between perceived family financial [...] Read more.
Nowadays, suicide (especially adolescents’ suicide) has been an increasingly prominent social problem worldwide; suicide ideation, as an important predictor, has been the focus of relevant studies and practices. Against this background, the present study aimed to examine the association between perceived family financial stress and adolescents’ suicidal ideation, as well as the potential roles of depression and parent-child attachment. A sample of 526 junior middle school students was recruited voluntarily to participate in this cross-sectional study, and the results indicated that the prevalence of suicidal ideation among junior high school students was 15.45%; perceived family financial stress was positively associated with suicidal ideation, and depression could significantly mediate this relation; parent–child attachment significantly moderated the mediating effect of depression (in particular, the relation between depression and suicidal ideation); specifically, this relation was stronger among adolescents with lower values of parent–child attachment. These findings could deepen our understanding of the influences of perceived family financial condition and the risky factors of adolescents’ suicidal ideation, which could provide guidance for the prevention and intervention of adolescents’ depression and suicidal ideation. Full article
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