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Suicide Rates Soaring

The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a report that indicates that since 1999, the suicide rate in the U.S. about 1 percent each year before accelerating to 2 percent annually from 2006 to 2014. The report reveals that 150 females between 10 and 14 years old committed suicide in 2014 alone – a 200 percent surge in that age group.

What explains that dramatic increase? It may be a reflection of access to social media, the internet and cyberbullying.  Teens of this age group try  to fit in and if they are stigmatized by websites and blogs, they may take up self-destructive, self-harm and suicide.

 

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