Lifetime prevalence and correlates of self-harm and suicide attempts among male prisoners with histories of injecting drug use.
Ashleigh C Stewart, Reece Cossar, Paul Dietze, Gregory Armstrong, Michael Curtis, Stuart A Kinner, James RP Ogloff, Amy Kirwan, Mark Stoové
Health Justice | Published : 2018
BACKGROUND: Histories of self-harm and suicide attempts are common among people in prison in Australia, and substance dependence is an established risk factor for these lifetime experiences. We describe the prevalence of self-reported history of non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) and suicide attempts in a cohort of men with recent histories of injecting drug use (IDU) imprisoned in Victoria, Australia. Baseline interviews from the Prison and Transition Health (PATH) prospective cohort study were conducted in the weeks prior to release from prison among 400 incarcerated men who reported regular IDU in the six months prior to incarceration. RESULTS: Participants completed a researcher-administere..View full abstract