The Escape Theory Of Suicide And Its Relevance To Childhood Trauma

  We know that those of us who have suffered severe and protracted childhood trauma are at substantially increased risk of suicide. One of the main theories of why people commit suicide is the Escape Theory of Suicide which postulates that suicide is a culmination of a series of stages. The theory is of particular …

Gay Teens at Greater Risk of Suicide and Mental Illness

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  A large study at the University of Pittsburgh (USA) has found that gay teens are more likely to have a history of suicidality (eg suicidal feelings, suicidal plans, suicidal attempts) and depression than are heterosexual teens. The figures are shown below : Gay teens with a history of suicidality – 28% Heterosexual teens with …