Sexual abuse and subsequent suicidal behaviour. Exacerbating factors and implications for recovery.

@article{Curtis2006SexualAA,
  title={Sexual abuse and subsequent suicidal behaviour. Exacerbating factors and implications for recovery.},
  author={Cate Curtis},
  journal={Journal of child sexual abuse},
  year={2006},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={
          1-21
        }
}
Suicidal behaviour is a cause for concern among many western countries; in general, it is most common among young women. This research used qualitative methods to explore the narratives of 24 women, to contextualise their insights, and to examine the meanings of events leading to and implicated in the recovery from suicidal behaviour. The research confirms sexual abuse as a common precursor to suicidal behaviour; several women asserted that they would not have attempted suicide if they did not… CONTINUE READING