The Capability for Suicide in Firefighters
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As the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, the prevalence of suicide is a concern. The focus of the present study is suicide among firefighters, a population that is shown to be at-risk for suicide ideation. According to the interpersonal theory of suicide (ITS), in order for an individual to engage in lethal suicidal behaviors, the individual must possess three distinct constructs: thwarted belongingness, perceived burdensomeness, and acquired capability for suicidal actions. However, not every individual who possesses these three constructs will attempt suicide. Social cognitive ...