• Bibtex: @millner2016
  • Bibliography: Millner, A. J., Lee, M. D., & Nock, M. K. (2017). Describing and Measuring the Pathway to Suicide Attempts: A Preliminary Study. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 47(3), 353–369. https://doi.org/10.1111/sltb.12284

Example citation

A majority of planning steps leading up to a suicide attempt take place within 12 hours prior to the attempt.

Key takeaways

  • Individual that had recently made a suicide attempt, n = 30
  • They defined ten steps in the pathway to suicide (see table 2 below)
  • 86.5% of planning steps took place within 1 week of attempting, and 66.6% occurred within 12 hours.

Outlining and describing how people move from thinking to attempting suicide might provide a basis for consensus operationalization and consistent measurement that is necessary for reliable and valid research.