Report: Suicide, self-harm made up 25% of pediatric mental health calls in 2021

ImageTrend's report focuses on the prehospital setting and looks at how the incidents have changed across age groups and regions

By Leila Merrill

LAKEVILLE, Minn. — Suicide and self-harm accounted for 25% of pediatric behavioral health incidents last year, a new report shows.

An ImageTrend Collaborate Short Report focuses on how pediatric mental health-related incidents changed from 2018 to 2021. The report breaks down the data by age groups and U.S. regions.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the proportion of mental health-related emergency department visits for children ages 5–11 and 12–17 years increased about 24% and 31%, respectively, in 2020 compared to 2019.

Read and download the full ImageTrend report here.

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