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Keun Young Park 1 Article
A Study on Attitude toward Suicide, Suicidal Ideation, Suicidal Behaviors in People with Mental Disorders in Community
Keun Young Park, Ji Young Kim
STRESS. 2021;29(1):60-67.   Published online March 31, 2021
DOI: https://doi.org/10.17547/kjsr.2021.29.1.60
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Background

This study aimed to examine the correlations among attitudes toward suicide, suicidal ideation, and suicidal behaviors in people with mental disorders.

Methods

A descriptive research design was used. The participants were 172 patients with mental disorders selected from 12 mental health care facilities located in J and C Provinces in Korea. The study employed Attitudes Toward Suicide, the Scale for Suicide Ideation, and the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale, using the SPSS WIN 23.0 program for data analysis.

Results

Attitudes toward suicide obtained 2.56 points out of five on average, 7.21 points out of 38 on suicidal thoughts, and 1.91 points out of four on suicidal behaviors. A attitudes toward suicide of people with mental disorders were significantly correlated with suicidal ideation and suicidal behavior.

Conclusions

This study suggested that the development of education programs for reducing suicidal ideation and behaviors should be based on the appropriate attitudes toward suicide of people with mental disorders in the community.


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