ADHD and Suicide Risk

 ADHD In the News 09-17-2020

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and the timing is helpful. Mental health, and especially suicide risk, have skyrocketed as a concern...Especially vulnerable are those on the front lines (e.g., health care and other essential workers), young people, those who have lost loved ones, and those with pre-existing mental health vulnerabilities, including individuals with ADHD...when depression, ADHD, and substance use are combined in young people, suicide risk can be increased by as much as 10-fold.