This handbook examines research on youth suicide, analyzes recent data on suicide among adolescents, and addresses the subject matter as a serious public health concern. The book explores the research on youth suicide, examining its causes, new and innovative ways of determining suicide risk, and evidence-based intervention and prevention strategies. In addition, it focuses on specific under-studied populations, including adolescents belonging to ethnic, racial, and sexual minority groups, youth involved in the criminal justice system, and adolescents in foster care, and how culturally informed and targeted interventions can help to decrease suicide risk for these populations.
Key areas of coverage include:
- Early childhood adversity, stress, and developmental pathways of suicide risk.
- The neurobiology of youth suicide.
- Suicide, self-harm, and the media.
- Assessment of youth suicidal behavior with explicit and implicit measures.
- Suicide-related risk among immigrant and ethnic and racial minority youth. LGBTQ youth and suicide prevention.
- Psychosocial treatments for ethnoculturally diverse youth with suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Technology-enhanced interventions and youth suicide prevention.
The Handbook of Youth Suicide Prevention is an essential resource for researchers, professors, graduate students as well as clinicians, therapists, and other professionals in developmental psychology, social work, public health, pediatrics, family studies, child and adolescent psychiatry, school and educational psychology, and all interrelated disciplines.
About the Author:
Regina Miranda, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology at Hunter College and The Graduate Center, City University of New York, and Director and founding member of the Youth Suicide Research Consortium. She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from New York University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University Medical Center under the mentorship of Dr. David Shaffer, where she specialized in the study of youth suicide ideation. Dr. Miranda's research focuses on understanding why young people think about and attempt suicide, characteristics of adolescent suicide ideation that may inform risk of future suicide attempts, the interplay between culture and cognition in conferring and/or protecting against suicide risk, and how to modify the cognitions that give rise to suicidal thoughts and behavior. She has received grants from the National Institutes of Health and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. She has published more than 70 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters focused on youth suicidal behavior.
Elizabeth L. Jeglic, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology at John Jay College in New York and a founding member of the Youth Suicide Research Consortium. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Binghamton University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania under the mentorship of Dr. Aaron T. Beck where she specialized in the assessment and treatment of suicidal behavior. Dr. Jeglic's research interests are primarily focused on issues broadly related to forensic populations and suicide risk assessment. She has received grants from the National Institute of Justice and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to fund her research. Dr. Jeglic has published more than 125 peer reviewed articles and book chapters focused on suicidal behavior, culture, and individuals involved in the criminal justice system. She is the co-editor of Sexual Abuse Evidence Based Policy and Prevention (Springer, 2016) and New Frontiers in Offender Treatment (Springer, 2018), and co-author of Protecting your Child from Sexual Abuse (Skyhorse, 2018).