HRB ARC – Youth self-harm and suicide – Predictors of onset, escalation and premature mortality

What is this study?

What is the HRB ARC – Youth self-harm and suicide – Predictors of onset, escalation and premature mortality study?

This study investigates the iceberg model of self-harm and suicide in children, adolescents and young adults. This research programme employs multiple methods to examine predictors of onset and escalation of self-harm and premature mortality. Dr Elaine McMahon is funded to carry out this research as part of the Health Research Board Applying Research into Policy and Practice programme (2019-2024).

Project Aims

  • To examine three key stages of the self-harm process
  • To examine onset of self-harm among adolescents in the community
  • To identify key features and risk factors for high-risk hospital-treated self-harm
  • To quantify long-term risk of suicide following self-harm in young people.

Personnel Involved

Dr Elaine McMahon


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