Interpersonal Theory of Suicide

The theory that suicide is the outcome of the convergence of an intense desire to die due to a sense of not belonging and not wanting to be a burden to others, and the capability for lethal self-injury
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It incorporates the interpersonal theory of suicide as a foundation and includes theory-based best practices, information regarding a theory- and empirically-based risk assessment guide, and detailed case studies.
ATLANTA -- One-third of a large sample of male state prison inmates reported some level of suicidal ideation in the first-ever study to examine the applicability of Joiner's interpersonal theory of suicide in a correctional setting.
The interpersonal theory of suicide, introduced by Thomas Joiner, Ph.
Mandracchia hypothesized that, if the interpersonal theory of suicide is valid in a prison population, then prisoners who score high on measures of thwarted belongingness and perceived burdensomeness should have the highest levels of suicidal ideation.
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