• Lethality of first suicide attempt in youth higher than previously thought

    1 month ago - By Healio

    An analysis of data from a study published in 2016 demonstrated that 71.4% of completed youth suicides occurred at the index attempt. Findings were published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.
    In addition, firearms were implicated in 85% of lethal first suicide attempts among youth, according to the results.
    “To date, most studies examining suicide risk after suicide attempt have relied on convenience samples limited to a particular attempt method, a specific treatment setting, or a specific type of care received after an attempt,” Alastair
    Read more ...