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‘We do it to keep him alive’: bereaved individuals’ experiences of online suicide memorials and continuing bonds (2015)
Journal Article
Kennedy, D., Bailey, L., & Bell, J. (2015). ‘We do it to keep him alive’: bereaved individuals’ experiences of online suicide memorials and continuing bonds. Mortality, 20(4), (375-389). doi:10.1080/13576275.2015.1083693. ISSN 1357-6275

This paper presents draws on interviews with individuals who have experience of creating, maintaining and utilising Facebook sites in memory of a loved one who has died by suicide. We argue that Facebook enables the deceased to be an on-going active... Read More

Insights into the processes of suicide contagion : narratives from young people bereaved by suicide (2015)
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Bell, J., Mallon, S., Manthorpe, J., & Stanley, N. (2015). Insights into the processes of suicide contagion : narratives from young people bereaved by suicide. Suicidology online, 6(1), 43-52

Death by suicide can have a profound and long lasting impact on the people left behind. Research has demonstrated that, in comparison to the general population, those bereaved by suicide, particularly young people, are at increased risk for suicide.... Read More

Continuing social presence of the dead: Exploring suicide bereavement through online memorialisation (2014)
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Kennedy, D., Bailey, L., & Bell, J. (2015). Continuing social presence of the dead: Exploring suicide bereavement through online memorialisation. The new review of hypermedia and multimedia, 21(1-2), (72-86). doi:10.1080/13614568.2014.983554. ISSN 1361-4568

© 2014 The Author(s). The last 10 years have seen a rise in Internet sites commemorating those lost to suicide. These sites describe the life of the deceased and the afterlife of relatives, parents, friends or siblings who have been termed the "forgo... Read More

Delivering Preventive Programmes in Schools: Identifying Gender Issues (2011)
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Ellis, J., Stanley, N., & Bell, J. (2011). Delivering Preventive Programmes in Schools: Identifying Gender Issues. Children Behaving Badly?: Peer Violence Between Children and Young People, 217 - 230. John Wiley & Sons Ltd

This chapter considers preventive approaches to violence in young people's relationships that have emerged in the UK over the last 10 years.  In particular, we explore the evidence on preventive programmes delivered in schools and draw on two in... Read More

The role of perfectionism in student suicide : three case studies from the UK (2010)
Journal Article
Bell, J., Stanley, N., Mallon, S., & Manthorpe, J. (2010). The role of perfectionism in student suicide : three case studies from the UK. OMEGA - Journal of Death and Dying, 61(3), (251-267). doi:10.2190/OM.61.3.e. ISSN 0030-2228

A number of studies have investigated the relationship between suicide and perfectionism but none to our knowledge have been based on studies of completed suicides. This article aims to provide important insight into the potency that certain profiles... Read More

Suicidal students’ use of and attitudes to primary care support services (2010)
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Manthorpe, J., Bell, J., Mallon, S., & Stanley, N. (2010). Suicidal students’ use of and attitudes to primary care support services. Primary Health Care Research and Development, 11(04), 315-325. doi:10.1017/S1463423610000149

Aim: The aims of this study were to improve responses to students in distress and who are feeling suicidal, to help practitioners to increase their responsiveness to those at high risk of suicide and to develop effective responses to those affected b... Read More

Trapped in transition: findings from a UK study of student suicide (2009)
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Bell, J., Mallon, S., Manthorpe, J., & Stanley, N. (2009). Trapped in transition: findings from a UK study of student suicide. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 37(4), (419-433). doi:10.1080/03069880903161427. ISSN 0306-9885

This study of student suicide within UK higher education directs attention to the community context of suicide. A modified psychological autopsy approach was used to explore 20 case studies of student suicide from the period 2000-2005, drawing on the... Read More

Why embarrassment inhibits the acquisition and use of condoms: A qualitative approach to understanding risky sexual behaviour (2008)
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Bell, J. (2009). Why embarrassment inhibits the acquisition and use of condoms: A qualitative approach to understanding risky sexual behaviour. Journal of Adolescence, 32(2), (379-391). doi:10.1016/j.adolescence.2008.01.002. ISSN 0140-1971

This article is based on research commissioned by the UK Government's Teenage Pregnancy Unit. The Living on the Edge (LOTE) study qualitatively explored factors that shape young people's experiences and attitudes towards sexual behaviour and young pa... Read More

The social reality of the imaginary audience: A grounded theory approach (2003)
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Bell, J. (2003). The social reality of the imaginary audience: A grounded theory approach. Adolescence -San Diego-, 38(150), (205 - 219). ISSN 0001-8449

Traditional approaches to understanding the imaginary audience are challenged in this study. Three hundred sixty-one British schoolchildren (aged 14 and 15 years) were asked to express their worries and concerns, using grounded theory methodology. Qu... Read More

Life will never be the same again: examining grief in survivors bereaved by young suicide
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Bell, J., Mallon, S., Manthorpe, J., & Stanley, N. Life will never be the same again: examining grief in survivors bereaved by young suicide. Illness, Crisis and Loss, 20(1), (49-68). doi:10.2190/IL.20.1.e. ISSN 1054-1373

This article explores existing assumptions about the nature of bereavement by suicide. Drawing on data from a U.K. study of student suicide, we hope to contribute to a fuller understanding of the uniqueness of bereavement by suicide and new pathways... Read More