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Adolescent Suicide: Music Preference as an Indicator of Vulnerability

Adolescent Suicide: Music Preference as an Indicator of Vulnerability

This 1993 paper was one of the first attempts in the literature to examine whether certain types of music might be associated with, or even influence, youth suicide. We concluded that vulnerable young people might turn to (for instance) heavy metal music out of rage and resentment, and that some of those might become further depressed by the style of music and/or the lyrics. The paper has been cited often, and other research studies have built on our work.

Download paper here: *Adolescent Suicide Music Preference as an Indicator of Vulnerability

Martin, G., Clarke, M., & Pearce, C., 1993.  Adolescent Suicide: Music Preference as an Indicator of Vulnerability, Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 32:3, May. 530-535.
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Suicidality by Gender

This paper describes results from a large study of young people. Clearly, sexual abuse is a precursor risk factor for suicidal thinking and behaviour.

Download here: Martin, Bergen – Suicidality by Gender

Martin, G., Bergen, H., Richardson, A., Allison, S. & Roeger, L., 2004. Sexual Abuse and Suicidality: Gender Differences in a Community Sample of Adolescents. Child Abuse and Neglect, 28:5, 491-503.
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