COVID’s impact on children’s mental health will be felt for a very long time. Especially vulnerable are children suffering from extended exposure to violence and deprivation that lived in toxic homes without access to help during the pandemic lockdowns.

Read the MedPage article here. Suicide attempt calls among kids and teens increased during schools months, with a sharp increase in September, and a decline during summer months and winter breaks. According to the CDC, suicide is the second leading cause of death among 10-14 year-olds.

Previous attempted suicide is the strongest predictor of subsequent death by suicide.


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