Suicide Rate For Teenage Girls Reaches Record High: Why Are Teen Suicides In U.S. At Troubling Levels?

Suicide Rate For Teenage Girls Reaches Record High: Why Are Teen Suicides In U.S. At Troubling Levels?

New statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have revealed some alarming trends — the suicide rate for teenage girls are now at record-high levels, with the rate of teenage boys killing themselves also up significantly over the same timeframe. But why are more American teens taking their own lives these days, as compared to about four decades ago, and what can be done to curb the problem?

A report from the HuffPost cited the CDC’s latest figures, which show a dramatic increase in suicide rates for girls and boys alike — for girls aged 15 to 19, the suicide rate doubled from 2007 to 2015 to reach record levels over a 40-year time period, and for boys aged 15 to 19, the rate was up 30 percent over that same eight-year span. The CDC’s statistics included data dating back to 1975, all the way up to 2015, which was the most recent year the health agency has records for.

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