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Suicidal thoughts is a common topic in parents’ descriptions of one condition: Depression.
For kids diagnosed with Depression, Suicidal thoughts is one of two symptoms related to Self-Harm according to Sleuth parents. All of the symptoms of Self-Harm among kids with Depression are:
Other symptoms or behaviors to look for with Suicidal thoughts
When parents mention Suicidal thoughts they also mention these other symptoms:
|Symptom||Frequency||Number of mentions|
|Low self-esteem / lack of self-confidence||Often||2 mentions|
|Angry behavior||Often||1 mention|
|Fatigue, tiredness, or lethargy||Often||1 mention|
|Shortness of breath||Often||1 mention|
|Shortness of breath or trouble breathing||Often||1 mention|
|Sleeping a lot||Often||1 mention|
Characteristics of Suicidal thoughts
Suicidal thoughts starts at the following ages...
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How common is Suicidal thoughts?
Across kids of all ages represented on Sleuth, 12.74% of parents surveyed by Sleuth say their kids have Suicidal thoughts.
Percentage of kids with Suicidal thoughts by year of age
This is based on a survey of 518 children on Sleuth. The plot shows the percentage of parents who rated their child’s Suicidal thoughts “Moderate”, “Severe”, or “Very Severe” among kids in different age groups.
|Outcome||Percent of Children||Total Mentions|
|A Few / Several Times|
|Severity||Percent of Children||Total Mentions|
|Not at All|
Care of Suicidal thoughts
Less common approaches...
Very Positive4.5 of 5
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|2Therapy / Counseling|
Positive3.6 of 5
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