CSPR Research and News

Study: Young Black Children Have Higher Suicide Rates Than Whites
(U.S. News & World Report, May 2018)
A new study found racial disparities in suicide rates between black children and white children vary by age.

Nationwide Children's Hospital Participates in Traveling Workshop About Covering Suicide (Kent State, March 2017)
John Ackerman, PhD, suicide prevention coordinator for CSPR, partnered with the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University and the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services at Kent State's School of Journalism and Mass Communication, to present best practices for reporting on suicides.

Suicide in Schools Conference: OhioHealth and Nationwide Children's Hospital Team Up To Help School Districts (OhioHealth, February 2017)
John Ackerman, PhD, suicide prevention coordinator for CSPR, partnered with OhioHealth to host the 2017 Suicide in Schools Conference to tackle this tough subject, the second leading cause of death in young people.

More Child Suicides are Linked to A.D.D. than Depression, Study Suggests (NY Times, September 2016)
Jeff Bridge, PhD, director of the Center for Suicide Prevention and Research, is senior author of a new Pediatrics study that found attention deficit disorder (ADD) is the most common mental health diagnosis among children under 12 who die by suicide.

Suicide Rates Climb in the U.S., Especially Among Adolescent Girls (NPR, April 2016)
Arielle Sheftall, PhD, postdoctoral researcher in the Center for Suicide Prevention and Research, provided her expertise in a recent NPR article on rising suicide rates in the United States, especially among adolescent girls. She and her colleagues study the risk factors that may lead a depressed child or teen to attempt suicide.

Nationwide Children's Partners with Schools for Suicide Prevention (10TV, February 2016)
Nationwide Children's Hospital has partnered with Central Ohio schools to introduce students to the "Signs of Suicide.” The goal is to teach which the signs to look for and those that cannot be overlooked.

Suicide Prevention Focus of Nationwide Children's Hospital (Columbus Dispatch, October 2015)
Out of the belief that this community can and must do better by young people who are struggling and at risk of taking their own lives, Nationwide Children’s Hospital has created a center to better understand and stop suicide.

Nationwide Children's Hospital Establishes Research Center for Youth Suicide Prevention (Healio: Psychiatric Annals, October 2015)
A new center focusing on suicide prevention among youth has been established by Behavioral Health and The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Suicide Trends in School-Aged Children Reveal Racial Disparity (News Room, May 2015)
While overall suicide rates in children younger than 12 years have remained steady, a new study shows increasing rates in black children and decreasing rates in white children.

Rise in Suicide by Black Children Surprises Researchers (NY Times, May 2015)

Suicide Rates Edge Up for Black Boys, Nationwide Children's researcher finds (Columbus Dispatch, May 2015)

A Better Strategy for Suicide Prevention (Pediatrics Nationwide, July 2014)
To meet new ambitious national targets for reducing suicide, public health officials may need to focus on periods of high risk.