Researchers reported that the rate of US adolescents and young adults ages 10 to 24 who died from suicide rose by 56% between 2007 and 2017, the highest increase of any age group. The study also showed that the rate of youth homicide mortality increased by 18% from 2014 to 2017, following a 23% decline from 2007 to 2014. Suicide has become the second-most common cause of death among teenagers and young adults, overtaking homicide and outpaced only by accidents.
Curtin, S. (2019). Death rates due to suicide and homicide among persons aged 10-24. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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