Young kids with suicidal thoughts understand concept of death | The Source | Washington University in St. Louis
When very young children talk about wanting to commit suicide, conventional wisdom is that they don't understand what they're saying. But School of Medicine research has found that depressed children ages 4 to 6 who think and talk about committing suicide understand what it means to die better than other kids of the same age. They also are more likely to think of death as something caused by violence.