Suicide in children is a pressing public health concern. The increasing number of deaths by suicide and emergency visits for suicidal ideation and self-harm in children might not be fully representative; it is likely that many more children are in distress but do not seek out help. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of existing studies to quantify the prevalence of suicidal ideation and self-harm behaviours among children in the community aged 12 years and younger.
author: Marie-Claude Geoffroy PhD, Samantha Bouchard BA, Megan Per MA, Bassam Khoury PhD, Elise Chartrand MS, Johanne Renaud MD FRCPC, Prof Gustavo Turecki MD, Prof Ian Colman PhD, Massimiliano Orri PhD
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