Kids’ Risk of Attempting Suicide Doubles If Parent Uses Opioids

Kids’ Risk of Attempting Suicide Doubles If Parent Uses Opioids

New research shows a connection between two epidemics in the U.S.: The rising suicide rate among young people and the increase in opioid abuse in adults. Researchers from the University of Chicago and the University of Pittsburgh found that opioid use by a parent is...

Suicide Attempts By Young Adolescents Linked to Bullying

Being bullied may increase the risk of suicide attempts among young adolescents by approximately three times worldwide, according to a new study. “Globally, approximately 67,000 adolescents die of suicide each year, and identifying modifiable risk factors for...

Uninsured Kids With Mental Health Often Go to Another Hospital

Uninsured kids who present to the emergency department (ED) for mental health issues are more likely to be transferred to another hospital compared to kids with private insurance, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California (UC) Davis...
Kids of Older Parents May Have Fewer Behavioral Problems

Kids of Older Parents May Have Fewer Behavioral Problems

The evidence is clear that couples are waiting to have children at a later age. While some studies suggest a link between a father’s age and a mental health diagnosis among offspring, a new Dutch study considered the behavioral problems of children born to older...