About The Study: Researchers found in this study of 5,034 youth ages 5 to 19 who died by suicide from 2015 to 2016 that the suicide rate increased as county levels of mental health professional shortages increased, after adjusting for county demographic and socioeconomic characteristics. These findings may inform suicide prevention efforts.
Authors: Jennifer A. Hoffmann, M.D., M.S., of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, is the corresponding author.
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