FASD and Suicidality: Rates and Associated Factors

Rates of suicidality among individuals with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) are greater than that of the general population and many other disability groups. Increased research, practice, and policy change are needed to better understand suicidality among individuals with FASD and to develop and implement effective supports. This issue paper outlines recent research on suicidality in people with FASD, including how often it occurs and what demographic and biopsychosocial contextual factors may be associated with suicidality among individuals with FASD.

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