Psychiatry

Suicide ideation and suicide attempts are common in teens with mental health problems

June 09, 2020

Suicide has been on the rise in the pediatric population. Now a new report looks at the prevalence of suicide ideation and suicide attempts in teenagers and young adults with mental health problems.

Which kids get timely follow-up care after mental illness hospitalizations?

June 04, 2020

Follow-up after hospitalization for mental illness is a measure of quality care, but how many children and teenagers are getting timely follow-up? A new report investigates.

Does bullying of LGBTQ teenagers increase risk of suicide?

May 29, 2020

Bullying and suicide in the pediatric population have shown disturbing upward trends in recent years. A new investigation examines the link between the two among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) children and teenagers.

ED visits increasing for kids with mental health disorders

May 18, 2020

Children with mental health disorders are visiting emergency departments (EDs) at increasing rates. A new study looks at whether the EDs can provide optimal care.

Increased mental health visits help stem suicide

May 07, 2020

Suicide in children and adolescents is a serious public health problem. Researchers looked at one way to help reverse current trends. 

Recognizing the signs of depression in kids and teens

December 26, 2019

As the rate of suicide climbs, the ability to access shows like 13 Reasons Why without parental supervision grows, and social media pushes an impossible quest for perfection, it has become more important than ever for parents, caregivers, and educators to have a good understanding of what depression is and what the signs are.