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Suicidal thoughts

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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:

  1. Cutting (self)
  2. Self-harm

Other symptoms or behaviors to look for with Suicidal thoughts

When parents mention Suicidal thoughts they also mention these other symptoms:

SymptomFrequencyNumber of mentions
Low self-esteem / lack of self-confidenceOften2 mentions
SadnessOften2 mentions
Angry behaviorOften1 mention
AnxietyOften1 mention
DepressionOften1 mention
Fatigue, tiredness, or lethargyOften1 mention
MisbehavingOften1 mention
Shortness of breathOften1 mention
Shortness of breath or trouble breathingOften1 mention
Sleeping a lotOften1 mention

Characteristics of Suicidal thoughts

Suicidal thoughts starts at the following ages...

How to read this chart

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

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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.

Frequency

OutcomePercent of ChildrenTotal Mentions
Continuously

2%

8 mentions
Hourly

0%

0 mentions
Daily

4%

17 mentions
Weekly

5%

21 mentions
Monthly

4%

19 mentions
Annually

1%

6 mentions
A Few / Several Times

3%

13 mentions
Once

2%

9 mentions
Never

79%

345 mentions

Severity

SeverityPercent of ChildrenTotal Mentions
Very Severe

5%

27 mentions
Severe

3%

17 mentions
Moderate

4%

22 mentions
Mild

6%

33 mentions
Not at All

81%

419 mentions

Care of Suicidal thoughts

Less common approaches...

TreatmentRatingDiscussion
1Medication (general)
Very Positive
4.5 of 5
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2Therapy / Counseling
Positive
3.6 of 5
Read 2 comments

Discussion of Suicidal thoughts

What was your approach to Suicidal thoughts? What were the results?

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