The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that suicide rates for young people between 5 to 11-years-old increased nearly 15% between 2012 and 2017 — though it is very rare.
New research in JAMA Network Open looks into what is known about youth suicides.
Here & Now host Celeste Headlee talks with NPR's Rhitu Chatterjee about the study.
If you or someone you know may be considering suicide, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (En Español: 1-888-628-9454; Deaf and Hard of Hearing: 1-800-799-4889) or the Crisis Text Line by texting 741741.
This segment aired on July 30, 2021.