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Are Teen Suicidal Behaviors Actually Increasing? Adriana Corredor-Waldron Examines Reporting Trends


Poole College assistant professor of economics Adriana Corredor-Waldron co-authored a new study that explores how the rise of suicidal behaviors amongst children and teens may be partly attributed to changes in the way healthcare providers screen for and report suicidal ideation. 

“We believe there is a mental health crisis among children, and that the rate of suicide-related behaviors is high,” Corredor-Waldron says. “However…there was a significant increase in children and teens diagnosed with suicidal ideation – having suicidal thoughts,” she adds. “Hence, the study really stresses how important it is to dig into the details of what is driving reported health trends.” 

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