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, 52 (5), 609-14

Psychosocial Factors Associated With Suicide Re-attempts in Persons With Chronic Mental Disabilities in Korea

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Psychosocial Factors Associated With Suicide Re-attempts in Persons With Chronic Mental Disabilities in Korea

Sun-Jin Jo et al. Community Ment Health J.

Abstract

Suicide re-attempters are clinically different from single-episode attempters and are at higher risk of completed suicide. This study explored psychosocial risk factors and modifiable factors related to suicide re-attempt in a representative sample of 441 chronic mentally disabled individuals in Seoul, Korea. The participants were listed on the public sector registry based on the Act for the Welfare of Disabled Persons. Individualized interviews were conducted, and the authors analyzed the data via multiple logistic regression analysis. The results showed that physical illness (under treatment OR 1.7; left untreated OR 4.2) and no leisure activities (OR 1.9) were factors related to a higher risk of re-attempted suicide. Unmet and modifiable needs in addition to mental health services should be considered to prevent suicide re-attempts in the chronic mentally disabled.

Keywords: Chronic mental disorder; Community; Mental disability; Suicide attempt.

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