Optimistic explanatory style as a moderator of the association between negative life events and suicide ideation.

@article{Hirsch2009OptimisticES,
  title={Optimistic explanatory style as a moderator of the association between negative life events and suicide ideation.},
  author={Jameson K Hirsch and Karen Wolford and Steven M. Lalonde and Lisa Brunk and Amanda Parker-Morris},
  journal={Crisis},
  year={2009},
  volume={30 1},
  pages={
          48-53
        }
}
BACKGROUND Individuals experiencing negative and potentially traumatic life events are at increased risk for suicidal thoughts and behaviors; however, suicidal outcomes are not inevitable. Individuals who attribute negative life events to external, transient, and specific factors, rather than internal, stable, and global self-characteristics, may experience fewer deleterious outcomes, including suicidal behavior. AIMS This study examines the moderating effect of explanatory style on the… CONTINUE READING
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