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Emotional violence in childhood, adolescence associated with suicidal thoughts

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Early exposure to emotional violence “significantly” increases the chances that youths will contemplate suicide, according to new research from three countries conducted by Washington University in St. Louis’ Brown School.

“We find the odds of suicide ideation are consistently and significantly greater for adolescents who report overexposure to emotional violence,” said Lindsay Stark, associate professor and co-author of the study “A Sex-disaggregated Analysis of How Emotional Violence Relates to Suicide Ideation in Low- and Middle-income Countries,” published in the journal Child Abuse & Neglect.

Lindsay Stark, DrPH, MPH is also an Institute for Public Health Faculty Scholar (© Whitney Curtis)

Read the story by Neil Schoenherr in The Source.