Suicidal behavior in children younger than twelve: a diagnostic challenge for emergency department personnel.

@article{Tishler2007SuicidalBI,
  title={Suicidal behavior in children younger than twelve: a diagnostic challenge for emergency department personnel.},
  author={Carl L. Tishler and Natalie Staats Reiss and Angel R Rhodes},
  journal={Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={14 9},
  pages={810-8}
}
Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in children younger than 12 years and is the fourth leading cause of death in 12 year olds. Increasing numbers of young children now present to the emergency department (ED) with mental health issues, and ED personnel must determine the most appropriate disposition options for these children, sometimes without the assistance of specialty mental health services. Much of the present body of literature describing suicidality fails to separate children… CONTINUE READING

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