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DSH and associated factors in adolescents in the general population

 

In partnership with Samaritans we undertook a school-based questionnaire survey to investigate deliberate self-harm and suicidal ideas in a large sample of 15 and 16 year olds. This was funded by the National Lottery Charities Board (now Community Fund). This study was conducted as part of the Child and Adolescent Self-harm in Europe (CASE) Study.

 

more details from the publisherBy Their Own Young Hand
Deliberate Self-harm and Suicidal Ideas in Adolescents

Keith Hawton and Karen Rodham

with Emma Evans

 

Published in 2006, this book explores the findings of the survey and draws out the implications for prevention strategies and mental health promotion.

 

youth and self harm reportYouth and self harm: Perspectives - a report

This report, available from Samaritans, summarises the results.

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Publications arising from this research include:

Hawton, K., Rodham, K., Evans, E., Harriss, L. (2009) Adolescents who self harm: a comparison of those who go to hospital and those who do not. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 14, 24-30.

Hawton, K., Harriss, L., Rodham, K. (2010) How adolescents who cut themselves differ from those who take overdoses European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 19, 513-523 DOI 10.1007/s00787-0009-0065-0.

Rossow, I., Hawton, K., Ystgaard, M. (2009) Cannabis use and deliberate self-harm in adolescence; a comparative analysis of associations in England and Norway. Archives of Suicide Research, 13, 340-348.

Ystgaard, M., Arensman, E., Hawton, K., Madge, N., Van Heeringen, K., Hewitt, A., de Wilde, E. J., De Leo, D., Fekete, S. (2009) Deliberate self harm in adolescents: Comparison between those who receive help following self harm and those who do not. Journal of Adolescence, 32, 875-891.

Madge, N., Hewitt, A., Hawton, K., de Wilde, E. J., Corcoran, P., Fekete, S., Van Heeringen, K., De Leo, D., Ystgaard, M. (2008) Deliberate self-harm within an international community sample of young people: comparative findings from the Child & Adolescent Self-harm in Europe (CASE) Study. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 49, 667-677.

Fortune, S., Sinclair, J., Hawton, K. Adolescents' views on preventing self-harm: a large community study (2008) Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 43, 96-104.

Fortune, S., Sinclair, J., Hawton, K. (2008) Help-seeking before and after episodes of self-harm: A descriptive study in school pupils in England. BMC Public Health, 8, 369

Rossow, I., Ystgaard, M., Hawton, K., Madge, N., Van Heeringen, K., de Wilde, E. J., De Leo, D., Fekete, S., Sullivan, C. (2007) Cross-national comparisons of the association between alcohol consumption and deliberate self-harm in adolescents. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 37, 605-615.

Hawton, K., Rodham, K. with Evans, E. (2006) By Their Own Young Hand: Deliberate Self Harm and Suicidal Ideas in Adolescents. Jessica Kingsley Publishers: London.

Evans, E., Hawton, K., Rodham, K., Deeks, J. (2005) The prevalence of suicidal phenomena in adolescents: a systematic review of population-based studies. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 35, 239-250.

Evans, E., Hawton, K., Rodham, K. (2005) In what ways are adolescents who engage in self-harm or experience thoughts of self-harm different in terms of help-seeking, communication and coping strategies? Journal of Adolescence, 28, 573-587. doi:10.1016/j.adolescence.2004.11.001

Rodham, K., Hawton, K., Evans, E. (2005) Deliberate self-harm in adolescents: The importance of gender. Psychiatric Times, January 2005, 36-41

Rodham, K., Hawton, K., Evans, E., Weatherall, R. (2005) Ethnic and gender differences in drinking, smoking and drug taking among adolescents in England: a self-report school-based survey of 15 and 16 year olds. Journal of Adolescence, 28, 63-73.

Evans, E., Hawton, K., Rodham, K. (2005) Suicidal phenomena and abuse in adolescents: a review of epidemiological studies. Child Abuse & Neglect, 29, 45-58.

Evans, E., Hawton, K., Rodham, K. (2004) Factors associated with suicidal phenomena in adolescents: a systematic review of population-based studies. Clinical Psychology Review, 24, 957-979.

Hawton, K., Rodham, K., Evans, E., Weatherall, R. (2002) Deliberate self-harm in adolescents: self report survey in schools in England. BMJ, 325, 1207-1211

Rodham, K., Hawton, K., Evans, E. (2004) Reasons for deliberate self-harm: comparison of self-poisoners and self-cutters in a community sample of adolescents. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 43, 80-87

 


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