Study Suggests Need for Increased Screening
California adolescents from military families are more likely than non-military youth to think about, plan and attempt suicide, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Southern California and Bar Ilan University in Israel.
Military-connected teens are also at a higher risk of requiring medical care because of a suicide attempt, according to the study, which appears in the journal European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.
The findings suggest a need for more screening for suicidality, especially among military-connected adolescents by physicians, mental health professionals and educators.
“Primary health care providers, mental health providers, schools and […]