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New Study Show Increase In Suicidality Among Kids As Young As 5 Years Old

A study by JAMA Network Open found that suicide rates for young people between 5 to 11-years-old increased nearly 15% between 2012 and 2017.

Here & Now host Celeste Headlee talks with NPR’s Rhitu Chatterjee about the study.

If you or someone you know may be considering suicide, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (En Español: 1-888-628-9454; Deaf and Hard of Hearing: 1-800-799-4889) or the Crisis Text Line by texting 741741.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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