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Saturday, 23 April 2016

Suicide Rate In US On The Rise, With Spike For Girls Age 10-14

It's not just our subjective impression--it's a real statistic. Read the article and let me know if you agree or disagree, and what other factors you think may be involved. 
"All age groups younger than 75 saw a rise in suicide since 1999, the report says. While the numbers remain small, the suicide rate among girls age 10-14 tripled from 1999 to 2014 and experienced the largest percent increase. That finding surprised Curtin, who explained that deaths are just one element to consider when studying suicide. 'For that group, the deaths are just the tip of the iceberg,' Curtin said. 'There are so many more attempts and hospitalizations.'”
After more than a decade of decline, the suicide rate in the United States climbed 24 percent to 13 out of 100,000 people between 1999 and 2014 with men far outpacing…
PBS.ORG

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