Child and adolescent suicide attempts, suicidal behavior, and adverse childhood experiences in South Africa: a prospective study
Purpose This is the first known prospective study of child suicidal behavior in sub-Saharan Africa. Aims were to determine whether (1) cumulative exposure to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) predicts later suicidality and (2) heightened risks are mediated by mental health disorder and drug/alcohol misuse.
Methods Longitudinal repeated interviews were conducted 1 year apart (97% retention) with 3,515 adolescents aged 10–18 years in South Africa ...Expand abstract
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- This is the accepted manuscript version of the article. The final version is available online from Elsevier at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2015.03.001
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