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Teens With and Without Elevated Suicide Risk Have Equal Access to Guns, Study Shows

Despite recommendations to limit access to guns for people with risk factors for suicide, adolescents with and without a recent or lifetime history of suicidality are equally likely to live in homes with access to a firearm, according to a study published online yesterday in JAMA Psychiatry.The National Comorbidity Survey—Adolescent Supplement questioned 10,123 adolescents from 2001 to 2004 and found that 29% reported a firearm in the house, and about one-third of that group said they had easy access to and an ability to fire the weapon, wrote Joseph A....

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Published By: Psychiatric News - Wednesday, 31 December, 2014

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