Loss Of A Parent During Childhood Tied To Increased Risk Of Suicide Later In Life

TIME (11/12, Luscombe) reports that a study published online Nov. 11 in JAMA Psychiatry reveals that children “whose parents die while they are young are more likely to commit suicide later in life than kids whose parents survive until they are adults.” After examining “government data on 7.3 million kids from Denmark, Sweden and Finland,” researchers found that youngsters “who lost a parent were twice as likely to commit suicide as the control group, especially if they were boys.”

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— “Kids Who Lose a Parent More Likely to Commit Suicide,” Belinda Luscombe, Time, November 11, 2015.

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