Suicide attempts among teen girls spiked by about 51% during the pandemic, the CDC says

Posted On: Jul 26, 2021   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Suicide attempts among teen girls spiked by about 51% during the pandemic, the CDC says

Summary List Placement Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says teen girl suicide attempts increased drastically during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The study , published Friday, found that suspected suicide attempts among girls aged 12 to 17 went up by 50.6% between February 21 and March 20 of this year, compared to the same time period in 2019 before the pandemic. Suicide attempts among boys of the same age range also went up but by 3.7%.
"Self-reported suicide attempts are consistently higher among adolescent females than among males, and research before the COVID-19 pandemic indicated that young females had both higher and increasing rates of ED visits for suicide attempts compared with males," researchers wrote in the study, suggesting this new data falls in line with previous research.
"However, the findings from this study suggest more severe distress among young females than has been identified in previous reports during the pandemic, reinforcing the need for increased attention to,...

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