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Thoughts of self-harm and help-seeking behavior among youth in the community.
Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2013 Jun; 43(3):305-12.SL

Abstract

The association between thoughts of self-harm and help-seeking among youth with symptoms of depression was examined. Data were drawn from the Health Behavior of School-aged Children Study (n = 15, 686), a nationally representative sample of youth in the United States. Analyses focused on comparing help-seeking behaviors among youth with and without thoughts of deliberate self-harm (DSH) when depressed. Depressed youth with thoughts of DSH exhibited different patterns of help-seeking than those without. Both groups most frequently sought help from friends and parents. However, adolescents with thoughts of DSH were statistically more likely than youth without to seek help from friends (DSH: 69.9%; no DSH: 57.8%; AOR = 1.46), but less likely to seek help from parents (DSH: 53.7%; no DSH: 73.1%; AOR = 0.47). Youth with DSH were more likely to seek help from school officials (AOR = 1.05), health professionals (AOR: 1.83), or a counselor (AOR = 1.93) compared with those without thoughts of DSH who were more likely to seek help from a sibling (AOR: 0.77) or other relatives (AOR: 0.78). Results may help inform programs to improve identification of youth at risk of self-harm in community and school settings.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychology, Queens College, City University of New York, New York, NY, USA. renee.goodwin@qc.cuny.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

23379515

Citation

Goodwin, Renee D., et al. "Thoughts of Self-harm and Help-seeking Behavior Among Youth in the Community." Suicide & Life-threatening Behavior, vol. 43, no. 3, 2013, pp. 305-12.
Goodwin RD, Mocarski M, Marusic A, et al. Thoughts of self-harm and help-seeking behavior among youth in the community. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2013;43(3):305-12.
Goodwin, R. D., Mocarski, M., Marusic, A., & Beautrais, A. (2013). Thoughts of self-harm and help-seeking behavior among youth in the community. Suicide & Life-threatening Behavior, 43(3), 305-12. https://doi.org/10.1111/sltb.12017
Goodwin RD, et al. Thoughts of Self-harm and Help-seeking Behavior Among Youth in the Community. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2013;43(3):305-12. PubMed PMID: 23379515.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Thoughts of self-harm and help-seeking behavior among youth in the community. AU - Goodwin,Renee D, AU - Mocarski,Michelle, AU - Marusic,Andrej, AU - Beautrais,Annette, Y1 - 2013/02/05/ PY - 2011/12/08/received PY - 2012/11/21/accepted PY - 2013/2/6/entrez PY - 2013/2/6/pubmed PY - 2014/2/8/medline SP - 305 EP - 12 JF - Suicide & life-threatening behavior JO - Suicide Life Threat Behav VL - 43 IS - 3 N2 - The association between thoughts of self-harm and help-seeking among youth with symptoms of depression was examined. Data were drawn from the Health Behavior of School-aged Children Study (n = 15, 686), a nationally representative sample of youth in the United States. Analyses focused on comparing help-seeking behaviors among youth with and without thoughts of deliberate self-harm (DSH) when depressed. Depressed youth with thoughts of DSH exhibited different patterns of help-seeking than those without. Both groups most frequently sought help from friends and parents. However, adolescents with thoughts of DSH were statistically more likely than youth without to seek help from friends (DSH: 69.9%; no DSH: 57.8%; AOR = 1.46), but less likely to seek help from parents (DSH: 53.7%; no DSH: 73.1%; AOR = 0.47). Youth with DSH were more likely to seek help from school officials (AOR = 1.05), health professionals (AOR: 1.83), or a counselor (AOR = 1.93) compared with those without thoughts of DSH who were more likely to seek help from a sibling (AOR: 0.77) or other relatives (AOR: 0.78). Results may help inform programs to improve identification of youth at risk of self-harm in community and school settings. SN - 1943-278X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/23379515/Thoughts_of_self_harm_and_help_seeking_behavior_among_youth_in_the_community_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/sltb.12017 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -