time healthfor more, visit time health.the number of kids hospitalized for thinking about or attempting suicide doubled in less than a decade, according to a study published wednesday in pediatrics.in 2008, 0.66% of all u.s. children’s hospital visits were due to either suicide attempts or suicidal thoughts, also known as suicide ideation. by 2015, according to the study, that number had jumped to 1.82%, with rates rising across age groups and demographics.the largest increases were seen among adolescents between two age groups — 15 and 17, and 12 and 14 — according to the study. increases were also higher among girls than boys, the study says. interestingly, the researchers also observed significantly more suicide attempts or ideations during the school year; that’s in contrast to adults, among whom suicide rates tend to spike in spring and summer.to reach these findings, researchers used billing data from the pediatric health information system database, which tracks youth emergency room and inpatient hospital visits. the database showed that more than 115,800 suicide attempts or ideations occurred during the seven-year study period.data from the centers for disease control and prevention has shown that the number of teenagers dying by suicide is also on the rise.why youth suicide rates are creeping up is harder to suss out. it may have something to do with climbing rates of depression and loneliness among young people, or that pediatricians are increasingly referri...