Teen suicides are increasing at an alarming pace, outstripping all other age groups, a new report says

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The disturbing trend worries researchers who have struggled to understand its causes.

Suicide death rates among teenagers and young adults have increased at an alarming pace in the past decade, according to a new government report. While suicide has steadily become more common across the population, the increase among youths has outpaced all other age groups.

For many years, suicide among youths was relatively rare and its frequency relatively stable. But from 2007 to 2017, the number of suicides among people ages 10 to 24 suddenly increased 56 percent — from 6.8 deaths per 100,000 people to 10.6, the new report shows.

Source: Teen suicides are increasing at an alarming pace, outstripping all other age groups, a new report says – The Washington Post