STUDY FINDS SHARP MONTHLY FLUCTUATIONS IN LEVELS OF ADOLESCENT MALE VISITS TO EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT FOR DRUG RELATED SUICIDE ATTEMPTS: SIMILAR PATTERN SEEN FOR MEN AGED 50 AND OLDER
A new study examining monthly and seasonal trends in the number of emergency department visits involving drug related suicide attempts reveals considerable fluctuations among adolescent males. The rate for the general population varies little. The study, conducted by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), showed that only 2.5 percent of drug related suicide attempt emergency room visits by males aged 12-17 occur in February – as opposed to 18.9 percent reported in December.
Press Release: http://www.samhsa.gov/newsroom/advisories/1102085058.aspx