Study: 17% Of Suicidal Adolescents May Have A Gun In Their Home.

Medscape (5/9, Canavan) reports that according to the results of a 524-patient study presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies’ annual meeting, “nearly a third of children and adolescents screened in an emergency department program are at risk for suicide, and of these, 17% report knowledge of a gun in or around their home.” The study’s author, Stephen Teach, MD, of the Children’s National Medical Center, stated, “Nearly half of youth suicides involve firearms, and 90% of individuals who attempt suicide with guns kill themselves.”

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