Washington Post

By Travis M. Andrews 

May 8, 2017


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From 2008 to 2015, the percentage of children ages 5 to 17 hospitalized for

suicidal thoughts or actions more than doubled, according to data presented

Sunday at the 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting in San Francisco.


The study, led by Gregory Plemmons, an associate professor of pediatrics at

Vanderbilt's Children's Hospital, looked at data on suicidal or self-harm

diagnoses from 32 children's hospitals across the United States.