Childhood suicide: a major issue in pediatric health care.

  title={Childhood suicide: a major issue in pediatric health care.},
  author={Maurizio Pompili and Iginia Mancinelli and Paolo Girardi and Amedeo Ruberto and Roberto Tatarelli},
  journal={Issues in comprehensive pediatric nursing},
  volume={28 1},
Although prevention of youth suicide is a major aim in most countries, it often is not taken into account that younger children also are capable of killing themselves. Evidence suggests that the suicide rate among children has increased dramatically and that risk factors for suicide must be evaluated when dealing with children in primary and secondary care. Adverse life events in combination with other factors, such as depression, may lead to suicide. This article aims at stimulating further… CONTINUE READING

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