One in 8 U.S. teens have suicidal thoughts

01/9/2013 | HealthDay News

Harvard University researchers looked at nearly 6,500 teenagers and found that 12.1% of them experienced suicidal ideation and 4% have either made plans to end their life or attempted suicide. Although most teens with suicidal thoughts received treatment for mental health problems, more than 50% of them didn't begin manifesting suicidal tendencies until after treatment started. The findings were published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry.

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