Children Who Witness Parental Domestic Violence Have Higher Risk For Adult Suicide

HealthDay (6/13, Preidt) reports that research indicates “adults who witnessed parental domestic violence in childhood are at increased risk for suicide attempts.” Investigators looked at data on approximately 22,500 adults. The researchers found that approximately “17 percent of those exposed to chronic parental domestic violence (more than 10 times before age 16) had attempted suicide, compared with roughly 2 percent of those not exposed to parental domestic violence.” The findings were published online in Child: Care, Health and Development.

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— “The Childhood Incidents That Increase Later Suicide Risk,” Robert Preidt, HealthDay, June 13, 2016.

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