Originally Posted by listopencil
Suicide Among Children and Young Adults
A scourge by any measure, suicide is particularly devastating when it involves children, teenagers, and young adults. Consider this national data:
- Suicide rates among adolescents and young adults in America nearly tripled between 1952 and 1996.
- Between 1980 and 1996, suicide rates almost doubled among 14-15 year olds and rose by 14% in the 15-19 age group.
Those are some amazing numbers. I had no idea it was that high.