Between 2007 and 2015, the number of children and teenagers in the U.S. who visited hospitals with suicidal ideation and attempts doubled. The study, made up of data compiled by the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, sampled 300 emergency rooms and tracked patients between the ages of 15 and 18, according to CNN. The research was published Monday by JAMA Pediatrics.
Emergency room medical personnel in 2007 received 580,000 suicidal cases. By 2015, that number escalated to 1.12 million. Dr. Brett Burstein, who served as the lead author of the study and is pediatric emergency room physician at Montreal Children’s Hospital of McGill University Health Centre, told CNN he finds the steep increase “very alarming.” READ MORE
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𝑮𝒐𝒅 𝒊𝒔 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒚𝒘𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆, 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒏 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒏𝒆𝒘𝒔. 𝑻𝒉𝒂𝒕’𝒔 𝒘𝒉𝒚 𝒘𝒆 𝒗𝒊𝒆𝒘 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒚 𝒏𝒆𝒘𝒔 𝒔𝒕𝒐𝒓𝒚 𝒕𝒉𝒓𝒐𝒖𝒈𝒉 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒍𝒆𝒏𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝒇𝒂𝒊𝒕𝒉. 𝑾𝒆 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒎𝒊𝒕𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒅𝒆𝒍𝒊𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒒𝒖𝒂𝒍𝒊𝒕𝒚 𝒊𝒏𝒅𝒆𝒑𝒆𝒏𝒅𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝑪𝒉𝒓𝒊𝒔𝒕𝒊𝒂𝒏 𝒋𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒏𝒂𝒍𝒊𝒔𝒎 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒄𝒂𝒏 𝒕𝒓𝒖𝒔𝒕. 𝑫𝒊𝒔𝒄𝒊𝒑𝒍𝒆𝒔 𝑶𝒇 𝑻𝒓𝒖𝒕𝒉 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒗𝒊𝒅𝒆𝒔 𝒖𝒑-𝒕𝒐-𝒅𝒂𝒕𝒆 𝒏𝒆𝒘𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒊𝒏𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒎𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒂𝒇𝒇𝒆𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒃𝒐𝒅𝒚 𝒐𝒇 𝑪𝒉𝒓𝒊𝒔𝒕 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒍𝒅𝒘𝒊𝒅𝒆 𝒇𝒓𝒐𝒎 𝒂𝒏 𝒖𝒏𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒎𝒊𝒔𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑩𝒊𝒃𝒍𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒍 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒍𝒅𝒗𝒊𝒆𝒘. 𝑶𝒖𝒓 𝒐𝒃𝒋𝒆𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝒊𝒔 𝒕𝒐 𝒑𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒏𝒆𝒘𝒔 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒅 𝒐𝒇 𝑮𝒐𝒅 𝒂𝒔 𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒍𝒆𝒏𝒔, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒃𝒓𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒐 𝒍𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕 𝒘𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒊𝒔 𝒉𝒊𝒅 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒅𝒂𝒓𝒌𝒏𝒆𝒔𝒔. 𝑾𝒆 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒂 𝒏𝒐𝒏-𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒇𝒊𝒕 𝒐𝒓𝒈𝒂𝒏𝒊𝒔𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏.