Mental Health Conditions
Research: Increase in Suicidality of Children and Teens
May 31, 2017 | Emily Taylor
Earlier this month, researchers presented “Trends in Suicidality and Serious Self-Harm for Children 5-17 Years at 32 U.S. Children’s Hospitals, 2008-2015” at the 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting. After analyzing administrative data from 32 children’s hospitals around the U.S., researchers found the incidence of suicidality doubled over the study period.