Teenage suicide rates reach 20 year high

Teenage suicide rates are at 20 year high MEDMD reports: 'Suicides among teens have especially spiked, with an annual percentage change of 10% between 2014 and 2017 for 15- to 19-year-olds, researchers said. "It really is an unprecedented surge," said lead author Oren Miron, a research associate at Harvard Medical School in Boston. "You can go back decades and you won't find such a sharp increase." Suicide rates for 15- to 19-year-olds and those between 20 and 24 are at their highest level since 2000, Miron said. The surge is particularly strong among teen boys, up 14% a year between 2015 and [...]