More kids are attempting and thinking about suicide, according to a new study
The number of kids hospitalized for thinking about or attempting suicide doubled in less than a decade, according to a study published in Pediatrics. In 2008, 0.66 percent of all U.S. children’s hospital visits were due to either suicide attempts or suicidal thoughts, also known as suicide ideation. By 2015, according to the study, that number had jumped to 1.82 percent, with rates rising across age groups and demographics.
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