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Queens, NY: "Startling statistics" on children's depression and suicide

Dec 1, 2017, Queens (NY): ‘The numbers have skyrocketed’: Education officials talk bullying and suicide in Middle Village http://qns.com/story/2017/12/01/numbers-skyrocketed-education-officials-talks-bullying-suicide-middle-village/ City officials spoke to parents in Middle Village and gave some startling statistics on suicide, bullying and depression this week. … “We’re now realizing that between the ages of 10 and 14, the numbers have skyrocketed with children attempting to take their lives,” Brailsford said. “Children as young as four and five years old have been known to express thoughts of wanting to die.” The DOE official also pointed out that children who later complete suicide attempts showed signs in early school age.