American young people and children are more depressed, anxious and suicidal than ever. As a result, there’s been a dramatic increase in hospitalizations for suicidal thinking.
Thirty-two children’s hospitals across the US reported that their cases with children between 5 and 17 have more than doubled between 2008 and 2015.
More than 118,000 kids were hospitalized, most of which were the older teenagers.
The fewest incidences happened in the summer while most happened in the spring and fall.
The one obvious variable here is that “something” is going on related to school that isn’t being explored.
Do these kids have learning disabilities, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, being bullied, laboring under intense pressure from parents?
Until we know the source of the stress, this trend is going to continue.
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