Nonsuicidal self-injury as a gateway to suicide in young adults.

  title={Nonsuicidal self-injury as a gateway to suicide in young adults.},
  author={Janis L Whitlock and Jennifer Muehlenkamp and John L. Eckenrode and Amanda Purington and Gina Baral Abrams and Paul J. Barreira and Victoria E. Kress},
  journal={The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine},
  volume={52 4},
PURPOSE To investigate the extent to which nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) contributes to later suicide thoughts and behaviors (STB) independent of shared risk factors. METHODS One thousand four hundred and sixty-six students at five U.S. colleges participated in a longitudinal study of the relationship between NSSI and suicide. NSSI, suicide history, and common risk/protective factors were assessed annually for three years. Analyses tested the hypotheses that the practice of NSSI prior to STB… CONTINUE READING