Young child suicide linked to family conflict
But these younger children tend to have more conflict within their family such as parental divorce or parental substance abuse problems, and a higher prevalence of school problems such as bullying or conflict with peers, researchers found.
The study findings, due to be presented at the 13th International Mental Health Conference on the Gold Coast this week, follow analysis of
data from the Queensland Suicide Register.
While preliminary, the analysis shows that 584 suicides in teens aged 15–19 years and 60 suicides in