Private School Students Less Likely To Report Suicidal Behaviors

Medscape (5/7, Anderson) reports that according to research presented at the American Psychiatric Association’s annual meeting, “private school students are much less likely to report suicidal plans, thoughts, and attempts compared with their public school counterparts.” The study revealed that “of the total sample of 8,407 private school children, 10.1% said they entertained thoughts of suicide; about half of those (5.2%) reported suicidal plans, and 2.8% reported suicide attempts.” The data on public school students came “from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System.”

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