There Are Too Many Kids Are Contemplating Suicide

The pandemic has been hard on everyone, but new research suggests perhaps particularly so on adolescents. There has been a deeply disturbing rise in adolescents presenting to emergency departments with suicidal thoughts has jumped in recent years and was accelerating even before the COVID-19 pandemic. The research is based on data from 205 hospitals in Illinois. The state’s diverse population means findings are nationally representative, authors explained, writing in the journal Pediatrics.

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