School Closures and ED Visits for Suicidality in Youths Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic
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AbstractEmergency department (ED) visits for suspected suicide attempts among persons aged 12 to 25 years increased after May 2020. The public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic included widespread school closures. Schools offer well-documented support for youths and families. Describing the association between pandemic-related school closures and suicidality may inform future public health policy. Our study analyzed rates of youth ED suicidality visits (EDSVs), defined as visits for suicide and self-injury attempts, alongside patterns of school closure for Massachusetts and Texas.
SourceDvir Y, Ryan C, Lee J. School Closures and ED Visits for Suicidality in Youths Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Nov 1;6(11):e2343001. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.43001. PMID: 37948084; PMCID: PMC10638653.
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