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Old 12-17-08, 02:04 PM   #1
 
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Youths in their late teens who live in poor neighbourhoods are four times more likely to attempt suicide than peers who live in more affluent neighbourhoods, according to a new study from Canada's Université de Montréal and Sainte-Justine Hospital Research Center, as well as Tufts University in the U.S. The researchers also found Youths from poor neighbourhoods are twice as likely to report suicidal thoughts. (Source: Depression News From Medical News Today)
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Wow.
Shouldn't really surprise me, as I've worked in neighborhoods like these...
it's easy to feel stuck sometimes..
but still...
This should be addressed in the schools somehow, maybe..
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How does this balance with abuse within families in affluent homes. My understanding is that domestic abuse and sexual abuse occurs evenly across the strata of society in terms of per ratio. I wonder what the denominator is with suicide is
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That's very true Delta. I hadn't thought of that.
All I meant is that some of the kids I knew in poor neighborhoods really got stuck in the system, or life got in the way... keeping them stuck in the neighborhood, few job prospects + that's only if life didn't get in the way...
*Many* of their fathers/uncles, even moms or bros were in jail... Many had single parents or even grandmas or aunts raising them... a couple were homeless...
Only a few really were succeeding from any class + were able to get into a good high school...
Most were stuck living there + fighting gangs + the like...
Idk if that's what it is, but that's what I saw... That kids by 6th or 7th grade had just stoppped caring about school, bc they didn't see it as addressing the needs in their lives...
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