Suicides on the Rise in Preadolescent Children.

The National Poison Data System reports that in the last 20 years, suicidal ingestions by children aged 10 to 12 years increased by 450%. When asked about this finding, study co-author Dr. David Sheridan notes, “This study was not designed to look at what is causing this rise or what the factors are… I think the goal is to highlight this is happening, to fuel more research to hopefully get to the bottom of what you’re asking, which I think is a really important thing.” JAMA Pediatrics, March 2022

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