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Exposure to suicide and identification as survivor. Results from a random-digit dial survey.
BACKGROUND There is little empirical evidence regarding lifetime exposure to suicide or identification of those impacted by suicide deaths. Studies previously conducted used only convenience samples.Expand
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Who leaves suicide notes? A six-year population-based study.
Popular culture insists on the significance of suicide notes, but research has yielded conflicting results about who leaves notes. Utilizing 6 years of suicides from a comprehensive statewide dataExpand
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Exposure to Suicide in the Community: Prevalence and Correlates in One U.S. State
Objective. Suicide has been identified as a major public health issue. Exposure to suicide (i.e., knowing someone who died by suicide) is far more pervasive than previously considered and might beExpand
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How Many People Are Exposed to Suicide? Not Six
It has long been stated that six people are left behind following every suicide. Despite a lack of empirical evidence, this has been extensively cited for over 30 years. Using data from aExpand
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Suicide Exposure in the Population: Perceptions of Impact and Closeness.
Recent studies of people exposed to suicide point to a continuum of effects moderated by a perception of closeness to the deceased. We investigated the importance of perception of impact of the deathExpand
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Depression, Sensation Seeking, and Maternal Smoking as Predictors of Adolescent Cigarette Smoking
The purpose of this study was to examine maternal and adolescent depression, maternal and teen sensation seeking, and maternal smoking, and their associations with adolescent smoking. Data wereExpand
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World of Warcraft Widows: Spousal Perspectives of Online Gaming and Relationship Outcomes
A content and thematic analysis was conducted using forum messages from websites developed for wives of online gamers who play World of Warcraft. Blog posts from 50 women describing conflict in theirExpand
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Predictors of Suicide Ideation in a Random Digit Dial Study: Exposure to Suicide Matters
Suicide is an important public health concern requiring ongoing research to understand risk factors for suicide ideation. A dual-frame, random digit dial survey was utilized to identify demographicExpand
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Suicide Exposure and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Is Marriage a Protective Factor for Veterans?
Alarming numbers of military veterans end their lives each day which has a profound effect on the military population. This study examines a sample (N = 434) of suicide-exposed (i.e., personallyExpand
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Sex Differences in Mental Health Outcomes of Suicide Exposure
Past research has robustly supported differences in prevalence and severity of mental health disorders between males and females in general. Less is known in regards to how suicide exposure andExpand
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