Suicidal ideation link to brain trauma

The survey of 4600 adolescents aged between 11 and 20 showed that suicide attempts were more than three times higher in those who had ever had a TBI compared to those without a TBI.

Even after controlling for emotional distress, those who had a TBI, defined as being unconscious for at least five minutes or being hospitalised, were nearly three times more likely to attempt suicide than those without a TBI.

Seeking counselling through a crisis help line, being prescribed anxiety or depression medications and being cyber-bullied were all twice as