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ER visits for suicide attempts, suicidal thoughts among children nearly doubled

from U.S. News & World Report

A new study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics indicates that from 2007 to 2015, the estimated number of annual ED visits for suicidal ideation or attempted suicide among children 5 to 17 years old skyrocketed from 580,000 to 1.12 million. An estimated 87.2% of these emergency department visits were for suicide attempts, the study says. more

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