Twice as many children have thoughts about suicide and self-harm as 10 years ago, study says

Twice as many children have thoughts about suicide and self-harm as 10 years ago, study says

“13 Reasons Why,” the wildly popular but controversial Netflix show about teen suicide, has touched off a debate among mental health professionals and advocates about media portrayals of suicide and what might be considered “triggering” for teen viewers. And a new study shows that those fears are justified. According to data collected from 32 children’s hospitals across the country, the number of children and teenagers with thoughts of suicide and self-harm being admitted to hospitals is more than two times that of 2008.

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