Young adolescents as likely to die from suicide as traffic accidents in the US

McBride, D.L. Journal of Pediatric Nursing. Published online: 2 December 2016


There has been an increase in the rate of suicide among U.S. middle school students based on the data from the National Vital Statistics System. From 1999 to 2014 the age-adjusted rate of suicides increased from 10.5 to 13 per 100,000. This increase was greatest among females aged 10–14. This column examines possible explanations for this increase.

Read the abstract here


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s