Dr. Chris Holstege and his UVA colleagues at the Blue Ridge Poison Center are being nationally recognized for their expanding research on suspected suicides by poisoning in children and adolescents.
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UVA Health Newsroom, May 31, 2022: “Suspected Suicide Attempts by Poisoning Among U.S. Children Rose 26.7% from 2015-2020, Study Finds”
UVA Today, May 31, 2022: “STUDY: SUSPECTED SUICIDE ATTEMPTS BY POISON AMONG U.S. CHILDREN ROSE 26.7% FROM 2015-20”
UVA Health Newsroom, April 20, 2023: “COVID-19 Pandemic Saw Major Increase in Children and Adolescents Attempting Suicide by Poison, Study Finds”
UVA Medicine in Motion News, April 26, 2023: “COVID-19 Pandemic Saw Major Increase in Kids Attempting Suicide by Poison”
- Farah R, Rege SV, Cole RJ, Holstege CP. Suspected Suicide Attempts by Self-Poisoning Among Persons Aged 10-19 Years During the COVID-19 Pandemic – United States, 2020-2022. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2023 Apr 21;72(16):426-430. doi: 10.15585/mmwr.mm7216a3. PMID: 37079475; PMCID: PMC10121270.
- Ross JA, Woodfin MH, Rege SV, Holstege CP. Pediatric suicides reported to U.S. poison centers. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2022 Jul;60(7):869-871. doi: 10.1080/15563650.2022.2042013. Epub 2022 Mar 4. PMID: 35240919.