Emergency Department Visits for Suspected Suicide Attempts Among Persons Aged 12-25 Years Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic - United States, January 2019-May 2021

During the COVID-19 pandemic, emergency department (ED) visits for suspected suicide attempts increased among adolescents aged 12-17 years, especially girls. During February-March 2021, suspected suicide attempt ED visits were 51% higher among girls aged 12-17 years than during 2019; among boys aged 12-17 years, suspected suicide attempt ED visits increased 4%.

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