Updated: Jan 22, 2020
Super interesting data.
"Suicidal behavior has nearly doubled among children aged 5 to 18, with suicidal thoughts and attempts leading to more than 1.1 million ER visits in 2015 -- up from about 580,000 in 2007, according to an analysis of U.S. data."
"Highly recommend anyone interested in this spike to look into Jonathan Haidt's research. There's a lot of evidence that suggests social media + phone access could be the cause. A lot of ppl born before 1996 might be underestimating the effects this has had on kids in school. Generally speaking the world is easier and safer than it used to be and poorer countries don't have the suicide /depression rates we're seeing in first world countries. Worth checking out."