Research Connection

Your Teen Has Just Made a Suicide Attempt, Now What?

Attachment Based Family Therapy (ABFT) shows promise for suicidal teens and their families. An adaptation of ABFT for LGB teens also shows promise as an effective family intervention). In many instances family balance can be accomplished with treatments such as ABFT and sustained efforts by family members and trained family therapists.

Drinking Increases Risk for Suicide Attempts

Dr. Bagge demonstrated that people are at increased risk for a suicide attempt while they are drinking (especially when drinking heavily) and soon after experiencing a negative life event.