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Family, friends of people who commit suicide may be at high risk themselves

HealthDay (1/26, Preidt) reports, “Family and friends of people who commit suicide are at high risk for attempted suicide themselves,” a study published online Jan. 26 in the journal BMJ Open suggests. Included in the study were some “3,400 university staff and students, aged 18 to 40, who experienced the sudden death of a relative or friend from natural causes or suicide.” People “whose relative or friend died of suicide were 65 percent more likely to attempt suicide than if the person died from natural causes.” Medical Daily (1/26, Scutti) also covers the study.


Source: APA Headlines

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