Are Adoptees More Likely to Attempt Suicide?
Researchers say yes.
On the heels of World Suicide Prevention Day, researchers released some interesting statistics.
Doctors concluded that adopted children may be more likely to attempt suicide, or that their risk for attempting is elevated.
The study looked at adopted children compared to their non-adopted siblings in the U.S.
Ultimately, adopted teens were 3.7 times more inclined to attempt suicide than the other studied teens.
The study can’t answer why, other than possible loss of cultural identity, ethnic discrimination, and other pressures and stresses related to being adopted.
Researchers suggest parents and doctors be aware of the increased potential in adoptees, but they should not be alarmed by the statistics.
Are you concerned by the statistics?