https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/mapping-out-the-causes-of-suicide-in-teenagers-and-children/2017/08/22/c146cc6c-770e-11e7-8839-ec48ec4cae25_story.html?utm_term=.297185c960b0

Children of the opioid crisis experience higher rates of trauma. Staff at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital grew concerned about the increasing number of children with suicidal behavior and found a majority coming from a poor community with higher rates of opioid overdoses.

Comment;

Substance abuse is a known key factor in the epidemiology of trauma.  Addiction/substance abuse is a key factor in suicides.  This study just repeats what is known.

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