Childhood Sexual Abuse Strong Predictor of Suicide in Adolescence: Adolescent suicide is a large public health problem. When suicide is attempted and interrupted, it can put a significant financial and logistical strain on health resources. Therefore, it is important to understand what factors predict suicidal ideation in adolescents. Shirley Yen of the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University in Rhode Island wanted to assess the risk of suicide in a group of adolescents receiving inpatient psychiatric care. Yen evaluated 119 teens for 6 months after their release from a psychiatric hospital and found that there were several factors…
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