When suicide is connected with youths, it is often thought of in regards to teenagers and young adults, for whom the issue is among the top five leading causes of death in the United States. Younger children, especially those under ten, are typically not associated with suicide, yet attempts and successful acts are on record. A recently published in-depth look at suicide in this young age group explains that while parents may not think their children are capable of having thoughts and feelings leading to suicide, depression and other psychological issues can be a major factor in a child’s everyday experience, and taking care to look out for warning signs can potentially be life-saving.
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