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Study: Mental health-related ER visits among young people nearly doubled in a decade

Emergency room visits for young people in mental distress rose sharply over the last decade, per a report published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

What they found: Between 2011 to 2020, emergency department visits among children, adolescents and young adults for mental health reasons approximately doubled, a group of researchers and physicians found.

  • This includes a five-time increase of visits for suicide-related symptoms.
  • The greatest increase was among adolescents, and was consistent across sex, race and ethnicity.

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