Suicide Rates for U.S. Teens & Young Adults Reaches All-Time High

June 19, 2019

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A new Harvard study brings the depressing news that suicide rates for teens and young adults reached an all-time high in 2017. Fueled mainly by a sharp rise in suicides among older teenage boys, the rate of 14.6 suicides per 100,000 people between the ages of 15 and 24 is the highest it's been since the government began collecting such statistics in 1960, reports The L.A. Times. Lead researcher Oren Miron thinks a slew of factors have contributed to this alarming trend, including high rates of depression and anxiety, as well as widespread social-media and opioid use.