Author: Jazmine Kirkland


Nonsuicidal Self-Injury and Suicidal Behaviors in Girls: The Case for Targeted Prevention in Adolescence

SUMMARY Nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) – defined as deliberate self-harm without intent to die – affects 15 to 20% of adolescents, disproportionately girls, many of whom now initiate the behavior before age 10. Furthermore, NSSI...


Therapeutic Perinatal Research with Low-Income Families: Leveraging Benevolent Childhood Experiences (BCEs) and Fathers’ Perspectives to Promote Resilience

SUMMARY This article explored the value of clinical research during the pregnancy period that would be valuable and beneficial because of its ability to build positive, inclusive, and therapeutic experiences in low-income and ethnically...


Depression and Derailment: A Cyclical Model of Mental Illness and Perceived Identity Change

SUMMARY The researchers examined the reciprocity between depressive systems and derailment in a four-wave longitudinal study with college students over one academic year. Derailment is a relatively new construct that indexes perceived changes in...