Small Study: Family Rejection May Be Deadly For Teens At Risk For Suicide

HealthDay (10/18, Haelle) reported that, according to a 99-patient study published online Sept. 29 in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, “family rejection could be potentially deadly for teens already at risk for suicide.” After adjusting for confounding factors, researchers found that “boys with feelings of invalidation from their families were almost four times more likely to attempt suicide than boys who didn’t feel rejected.” In fact, “boys who felt rejected most often during the follow-up were eight times more likely to attempt suicide than those who felt accepted by their families.”

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— “Family Acceptance Key to Curbing Teen Suicides, Study Shows,” Tara Haelle, HealthDay, October 17, 2014.

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