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Preventing Suicide in Young People       Archived

  

In 2004, suicide was the third leading cause of death for young people 10--24 years of age. This report discusses the rise in suicides among young females who are 10--19 years old and young males who are 15--19 years old. The report also points out that hanging and suffocation and poisoning increased among young females aged 10--19 years. Changes in suicide behavior have happened in certain groups, especially females who are 10--19 years old. Dr. Keri Lubell discusses the importance of prevention and the roles interested adults and health authorities can play to help prevent those rates from increasing further. Created: 9/7/2007 by MMWR. Date Released: 11/15/2007. Series Name: A Cup of Health with CDC.

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