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From the JAMA Network
December 3, 2014

Long-term Outcomes of Young People Who Attempted Suicide

Author Affiliations
  • 1School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
  • 2School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
JAMA. 2014;312(21):2277-2278. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.9032

Suicide is the most extreme event confronting mental health practitioners, with devastating and far-reaching effects for individuals and communities. Prior studies examined the contributions of personal, familial, and social factors to suicide risk,1 but little is known about the long-term effects of suicidal behavior. In JAMA Psychiatry, Goldman-Mellor and colleagues2 reported on the sequelae of suicide behavior by comparing long-term outcomes from young people who made a serious suicide attempt with their peers.