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Research Brief Examines Possible Links Between Bullying and Suicide

March 12, 2013

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In a recent blog post for stopbullying.gov, the authors review the literature to determine possible links between bullying and suicide in children and youth. They conclude that many factors may increase a youth’s risk of suicide—including mental health history, family history of suicide or child maltreatment, alcohol and substance abuse, and isolation—and caution against assuming there are “simple” causes for suicidal thoughts or behavior.

Resources:

Read the blog post.

Stopbullying.gov’s Community Action Toolkit provides resources to prevent and intervene in bullying.