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NPR News May 17, 2019

Suicide Rate For Girls Has Been Rising Faster Than For Boys, Study Finds

by Sasha Ingber

Researchers found that the increase was highest for girls ages 10 to 14 in the U.S., rising by nearly 13% since 2007. The increase for boys of the same age was 7%.

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JAMA Netw Open MAY 3, 2019

Trends in Suicide Among Youth Aged 10 to 19 Years in the United States, 1975 to 2016

DA Ruch et al

A significant reduction in the historically large gap in youth suicide rates between male and female individuals underscores the importance of interventions that consider …

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