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Swedish teens

According to a study of 26,315 Swedish teenagers published in Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, “poor academic performance in compulsory school, at age 16, was a robust predictor of suicide attempt past young adulthood and seemed to account for the association between lower childhood IQ and suicide attempt.”

The study followed the cohort up to the age of 46 and traced the first hospital recorded suicide attempt. Those with the lowest GPA (grade point average) by the time they were 16 had an almost five times higher risk of attempted suicide, compared to the highest.

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