Kids Who Play “Choking Games” Alone May Be More Likely To Be Suicidal And May Face Greater Risk Of Injury, Death, Research Indicates

Reuters (11/21, Rapaport) reports children “who play ‘choking games’ to achieve a euphoric high are more likely to be suicidal and face a greater risk of injury and death when they play alone,” researchers found after examining “survey data collected from almost 21,000 Oregon teens” in eighth grade “in 2011 and 2013.”

HealthDay (11/21, Mozes) reports investigators found that “teens who had tried the practice alone were almost five times more likely to have thoughts of suicide than those who had done it in groups, and more than twice as likely to say they were in poor mental health overall.” The findings were published online Nov. 19 in Pediatrics.

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— “Choking game riskiest when kids play alone,”Lisa Rapaport, Reuters, November 21, 2016.

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