Early life predictors of suicidal thoughts: New paper published

I am so happy to share my 1st first-author paper, which was published today! Woohooo! This has been a long-time coming, as this paper is based on research I did during my MSc with Dr. Ian Colman (and the APEAL lab)  and Dr. Simon Hatcher, with support from Dr. Marie-Hélène Roy-Gagnon.

Plos - paper

You can read the whole thing here: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article/metrics?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0183182

This paper shows that there are groups of risk factors present in early life that can predict risk of suicidality in adolescence. Further, that these same clusters of risk factors also predict antisocial behaviour, substance misuse, poor physical & mental health, risky health behaviours, and poor academic performance.

In this paper, I utilized CART models to create a “decision-tree” style model. Check out this beautiful monster (formerly known as Nessie)! Picture6

You can also tweet about it and such, once you have thoroughly enjoyed it yourselves. Just some light evening reading, I am sure.  😉

1000 thank yous to my supervisors who patiently supported me on this journey and guided me through the entire research process, from the inception of this project through to publication.


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