Young Kids Can Have Suicidal Thoughts and Parents Are Often Unaware

A new study from Washington University in St. Louis finds that suicidal thoughts may begin in children as young as 9 or 10.

Historically, the belief has been that people don’t need to ask kids about suicidal thoughts before adolescence, said Dr. Deanna Barch, chair and professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences in Arts & Sciences and professor of radiology in the School of Medicine.

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