Study Tracks Drug-Related Teen Suicides
By Jennifer Corbett Dooren
Wall Street Journal (Similar article ran in Health Day)
February 9, 2011
Teenage girls are about three times as likely as boys to attempt suicide for drug-related reasons, according to an analysis of emergency-room visits. A government study also found boys are far more likely to attempt drug-related suicide in the month of December, while the suicide rate for girls stays fairly steady throughout the year. The study, conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, found an average of 178,423 ER visits a year from 2004 to 2008 for drug-related suicide attempts involving people age 12 or older.
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Keywords: drug-related, teen suicides, study