Article

Suicidal ideation among suburban adolescents: The influence of school bullying and other mediating risk factors

Published in: Journal of Child & Adolescent Mental Health
Volume 28, issue 3, 2016, pages: 213–231
DOI: 10.2989/17280583.2016.1262381
Author(s): David T. LardierDepartment of Family Science and Human Development, USA, Veronica R. BarriosDepartment of Family Science and Human Development, USA, Pauline Garcia-ReidDepartment of Family Science and Human Development, USA, Robert J. ReidDepartment of Family Science and Human Development, USA

Abstract

Objective: Prior research has identified multiple factors that influence suicidal ideation (SI) among bullied youth. The effects of school bullying on SI cannot be considered in isolation. In this study, we examined the influence of school bullying on SI, through a constellation of risks, which include depressive and anxiety symptoms, family conflict, and alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) use. We also provide recommendations for therapists working with bullied youth.

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