In 2004, suicide was the third leading cause of death for young people 10--24 years of age. There has been a rise in suicides among young females who are 10--19 years old and young males who are 15--19 years old. This podcast 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 Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Preventing Suicide in Young People
Suicide Trends Among Youths and Young Adults Aged 10–24 Years — United States, 1990–2004
November 15, 2007
This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC – safer,
Nobody wants to think that suicide could happen to people they care about. By
learning more about it and talking about it, we may be able to help prevent a
tragedy. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people
between the ages of 10 and 24. CDC researchers investigated recent suicides in
this age group and found a sharp increase. They found the greatest increases
among girls 10 to19 and boys 15 to 19. By recognizing the warning signs for
suicide, you could help save a life. Watch for depression, isolation, and someone
talking about suicide and get help as soon as possible.
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