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Youth Suicides Increase
September 7, 2007
NAMI Medical Director
The Washington Post reports that a new study, led by a researcher at the
The Washington Post cites a second study, conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which documents a 67% increase in the suicide rate of 10- to 14-year-old American girls.
The CDC is advising health officials to consider focusing suicide prevention programs to pre-teens and teenagers in an effort to reverse the trends.
Suicide in Youth Fact Sheet (June 2003)