In America from 1999 to 2006 11% of all deaths of people aged from twelve to nineteen years were as a result of suicide.
A recent study has found that the risk for suicidal ideation is 2.4 times greater among youth who experienced peer victimization, such as bullying, in the past year compared with youth who had not.
Adolescents who were sexually assaulted were 3.4 times more likely to have thoughts of suicide and those who had been mistreated by parents or caregivers 4.4 times more likely.
Adolescents who had been exposed to multiple types of victimization in the past year were almost 6 times as likely to report suicidal ideation.
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