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17% Of Preadolescents With Suicidal Ideation Transition To Attempting Suicide

About 17.0% of preadolescents (youth under age 13) experiencing suicidal ideation later attempt suicide. About 15.1% of preadolescents have had suicidal thoughts. Of those, about 2.6% later made a suicide attempt, and another 6.2% experienced a non-suicidal self-injury. The estimates were the result of a meta-analysis of 58 studies that included 626.5 million children. Within this group, the lifetime prevalence of suicide was 0.79 per 1 million children. Suicidal ideation includes self-injurious thoughts and behaviors (SITBs).

About 54% of preadolescents who …

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