[Source: Psych Central]
New research finds the number of school-age children and adolescents hospitalized for suicidal thoughts or attempts has more than doubled from 2008 to 2015. Seasonal trends and gender variations were also discovered.
The study looked at trends in emergency room and inpatient encounters for suicide ideation and attempts in children ages 5-17 years at U.S. children’s hospitals.
Information from the study was initially presented last spring at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies with the study now published in the Journal of Pediatrics.