Community Mental Health Journal

, Volume 55, Issue 7, pp 1210–1217 | Cite as

The Prevalence and Predictors of Suicidal Ideation Among Slovene Adolescents

  • Mark BračičEmail author
  • Saška Roškar
  • Gaja Zager Kocjan
  • Helena Jeriček Klanšček
Original Paper


We set out to investigate the prevalence of suicidal ideation among Slovene adolescents and to examine the predictive value of gender, depression, loneliness, multiple health complaints, bullying and degree of family support for the presence of suicidal thoughts. Our sample consisted out of 1547 15-year-old high-school students which took part in the Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children (HBSC) in 2014. Suicidal ideation was more present in girls, in adolescents with depressive feelings, and in those reporting higher levels of loneliness and multiple health complaints. Being a bully, loneliness and depression were important risk factors, while family support acted as a protective factor.


Suicidal ideation Adolescents Slovenia 


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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Ethical Approval

All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards. This article does not contain any studies with animals performed by any of the authors.

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Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark Bračič
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Saška Roškar
    • 1
  • Gaja Zager Kocjan
    • 1
    • 2
  • Helena Jeriček Klanšček
    • 1
  1. 1.National Institute of Public HealthLjubljanaSlovenia
  2. 2.University of Ljubljana, Faculty of ArtsLjubljanaSlovenia

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