Monday, March 16, 2020

Study documents 'dramatic decrease in youth suicide' when school is not in session

With spring break upon us and possible virus-related school closures to follow, this academic paper ("Back to school blues: Seasonality of youth suicide and the academic calendar") is worth another look. It documents "a dramatic decrease in youth suicide in months when school is not in session. ... This evidence suggests that youth may face increased stress and decreased mental health when school is in session."

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