News that doesn't receive the necessary attention.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Suicide rate among US middle school students age 10-14 doubled from 2007 to 2014-Reuters (Wow, so it's not just lazy, non-college adult hicks and hayseeds)

11/4/16, "More U.S. middle school students dying of suicide than car crashes," Reuters,, kids age 10-14

"The suicide rate among U.S. middle school students doubled from 2007 to 2014, surpassing for the first time the incidence of youngsters aged 10 to 14 who died in car crashes, a federal report released on Thursday said.

The steady seven-year rise in middle school suicides, from an annual rate of 0.9 to 2.1 per 100,000, came as traffic deaths in the same age group declined to 1.9 per 100,000, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta....

In aggregate numbers, 425 young people 10 to 14 years of age took their own lives in 2014...according to the data published in CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report....

Mortality rates from traffic collisions among all age groups have decreased over several decades in the United States, which observers attribute in part to improved safety features in cars, such as airbags."

SOURCE: MMWR, online November 4, 2016.

Caption for above image: "QuickStats: Death Rates for Motor Vehicle Traffic Injury,* Suicide, and Homicide§ Among Children and Adolescents aged 10–14 Years — United States, 1999–2014,"


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