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02 January 2023

Volume 32 | Issue 2

ISSN (Print): 0966-0461

ISSN (Online): 2052-2819

Suicide: children and young adults

Suicide was the leading cause of death among children and young adults in Scotland between 2011 and 2020. Public Health Scotland (PHS) (2022a) determined that around a quarter (25.7%) of all deaths in those aged 5—24 years was due to probable suicide, more than the combined number of young people who died from road accidents and accidental poisonings

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