Adult children of divorce more likely to commit suicide

Orange County Family Court DirectionsParental divorce increased the likelihood of suicide attempt by 14 percent states Dana Alonzo in a white paper out of Comumbia University.”There are a few potential explanations for why experiencing childhood parental divorce may lead to an increased risk for suicide attempt,” Dr. Alonzo told The Huffington Post. “For example, it has been suggested that negative childhood experiences that include perceptions of rejection or neglect, such as a parent leaving the household as a result of divorce, may lead to disrupted adult attachment, poor interpersonal relations and feeling unwanted as an adult.”

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