Study: Almost 12% Of California High School Students With Parents In The Military Say They Have Attempted Suicide.

The Los Angeles Times (3/20, Zarembo) “Science Now” blog reports that a study published online March 19 in the journal European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry suggests that “California high school students who have a parent in the military are far more likely than those from civilian families to have recently attempted suicide,” with “11.7%” of those students saying they had tried to commit suicide within the past year. The study’s “findings are based on a survey of ninth and 11th graders at 261 schools across the state” and include data “collected in 2012 and 2013.” The study takes into account only attempted suicides, not completed ones.

Related Links:

— “Military children more likely to have a history of suicide attempts,”Alan Zarembo, Los Angeles Times, March 19, 2015.

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