Family-Based Intervention Lowers Long-Term Suicide Risk in Youth [NIH update}
We assumed this for awhile now. Now, we know how important family support can be in youth at risk for suicide.
Over the last 20 years, suicide rates have increased in the U.S. by 24%, with the largest increases occurring in females ages 10-14 and African American children aged 5-11. These statistics highlight the critical need for better ways to understand and prevent suicide in youth and adolescents. In a recent study supported by the National Institute of Mental Health, researchers examined the impact of a family-based intervention on suicide risk in youth and found risk-reduction benefits up to 10 years later.
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