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Fedunina N.Yu., Vikhristyuk O.V., Bannikov G.S. (2019). Mindfulness practices in the prevention of suicidal behavior in adolescents (a review of foreign studies). Moscow University Psychology Bulletin, 2, 121-144

Relevance. Mindfulness practices are used today in many different fields, including medicine and education. They have shown their effectiveness in reducing depression, anxiety, improving psychological well-being. The introduction of mindfulness practices in the educational system opens up new opportunities for the development of educational, personal, communication skills, contributing to the improvement of self-regulation, formation of compassionate attitude to oneself and other people, the opportunity to learn from their experience and cope with academic and personal problems and conflicts.

Objective. The article presents the cases of application of mindfulness practices in the prevention of suicidal behavior in adolescents.

Method. Review of foreign literature. 

Results. The article presents modern developments of application of mindfulness practices in primary, secondary and tertiary prevention of suicidal and self-injurious behavior in adolescents. The key components of mindfulness practices that can become protective factors in cases of risk of anti-vital behavior are considered. Studies of effectiveness of mindfulness programs in different groups of the adolescent population are presented. The paper also presents the most common practices of mindfulness, which are included in the program of prevention of suicidal behavior or used independently in the framework of primary prevention.

Conclusion. Mindfulness practices have proven themselves at all levels of suicide prevention. However, randomized controlled trials are needed to better understand their effectiveness.

Received: 01/01/2019

Accepted: 01/15/2019

Pages: 121-144

DOI: 10.11621/vsp.2019.02.121

Keywords: awareness; suicidal behavior; adolescents;

By: Fedunina N.U.; Bannikov G. S.; Vikhristyuk, Olga V.;

Available Online: 05/30/2019

Sokolova E.T., Korshunova A.R.(2007). Affective-cognitive style of I—Other relations representation in persons with suicide behavior. Moscow University Psychology Bulletin,4,48-63

The subject of topic is the discussion about interaction between affective and cognitive factors in whole personality style, which determined subject capacity to contain coherent, integrate and abstract representation about social communication, specific disturbances this capacity in subject with affective pathology personality disorders and comorbid suicidal behavior. Analysis of the main theoretical approaches experiential schema and results of the assessment (researches) of two groups patients (100 subjects) with depressive disorder suicide attempts and without are presented. The dates confirm the connection between structural-functional organization peculiarities, affective-motivational investment and content themes of I—Other relations representations patterns with three bipolar affective-cognitive personality style dimensions — differentiations/integrations, dependency/autonomy, hostility/mutual cooperation. They allow to specify the role of cognitive-symbolic means disturbances in low effective functioning of the defense and coping self-regulatory systems.

Received: 04/21/2006

Pages: 48-63

Keywords: suicidal behavior; projective techniques; personality disorders; affective-cognitive style; representative pattern of object relations;

By: Sokolova Elena T.; Korshunova, Alina R.;


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