Teen Suicide

CDC: Suicide rate for kids ages 10 to 14 nearly tripled in last decade

"According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics, the suicide rate among 10 through 24-year-olds has increased 56 percent over the last decade as violent deaths (suicide and homicide) continue to be leading causes of death for that age bracket." - Christian Post

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Study: Number of Kids Visiting ER with Suicidal Thoughts, Attempts Has Doubled

"The study, made up of data compiled by the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey... was published Monday by JAMA Pediatrics. Emergency room medical personnel in 2007 received 580,000 suicidal cases. By 2015, that number escalated to 1.12 million." - Faithwire

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Gay, transgender youth at 'significantly higher risk' of suicide than heterosexual peers: study

"A systematic review and meta-analysis of 2.5 million adolescents published in JAMA Pediatrics concluded that 'sexual minority youths' — those identifying as 'homosexual,' 'bisexual,' 'transgender' — 'have a significantly higher risk of life-threatening behavior compared with their heterosexual peers.'” - CPost

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Religiosity of Parents Has an Effect on Child’s Likelihood to Commit Suicide Says Study

"Per the findings of a 30-year study conducted by Columbia University and the New York Psychiatric Institute, teenagers, girls in particular, are less likely to think about suicide or die from suicide if they were brought up in a religious household. In other words, the more religious parents are, the less likely their child is to commit suicide." - WRN

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