QOTD: Sex Abuse Leads to Suicide Attempts by Children

On many occasions our emergency responders have been called to assist Jewish patients (including young ones) who have self-harmed or attempted suicide, and upon further inquiry it has become clear the underlying cause for these desperate acts has been due to the patient’s experience of child sexual abuse.

Hatzolah’s Melbourne, Australia operations manager, Danny Elbaum in a letter endorsing the establishment of Jewish sexual abuse support group, Tzedek.

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