The number of children who need urgent mental health care has been on the rise for years, and spiked during the pandemic.
Suicidal thoughts and attempts are more common in younger children than previously thought, and parents often don’t know.
Use of medications or other poisons to attempt suicide or self-harm are rising among youths as young as 9, and the largest increases are among those ages 10-12.
A family tragedy sheds light on a burgeoning mental-health emergency.
Statistics show that there are very few suicides of children. While this is positive, child suicide deaths are often officially reported as accidents or unintentional deaths so they are likely under-reported.
Yes, but sometimes it seems like an accident.
The number of kids who struggle with thoughts of suicide or who attempt to kill themselves is rising. New research, published Wednesday in Pediatrics, finds children ages 5 to 17 visited children's hospitals for suicidal thoughts or attempts about twice as often in 2015 as in 2008.
Unfortunately many lives are touched by suicide. And while you may want to hide the means of death from your child, this may not be possible, especially in the age of social media.
A new study shows an increase in suicidality among children as young as five and investigates the shared characteristics among kids who die by suicide.
Child suicide is primarily a problem among boys: among 657 children ages 5 to 11 who died by suicide between 1993 and 2012, 84 percent were male.
Suicidal thoughts or actions, even in very young children, are a sign of extreme distress and should not be ignored.
Research indicates that the use of suicide risk screening tools by pediatricians increases the detection of suicide risk in youth 400 percent without overburdening clinical care.
Children under the age of 13 can and do take their lives and rates are sadly rising—especially in the Black population. Triggers for children can include the time of year, the loss of a pet, and having impulsive tendencies.