• Suicides Up Among U.S. Kids; Highest Amid Girls

    4 monthes ago - By Web MD

    Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among Americans aged 10 to 19, with rates historically higher in boys than girls.
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  • The Gap Between Male and Female Youth Suicide Rates is Narrowing in the U.S

    The Gap Between Male and Female Youth Suicide Rates is Narrowing in the U.S

    4 monthes ago - By Time

    For decades, U.S. boys have died by suicide far more frequently than girls, even though girls attempt suicide and report contemplating it more often. In the suicide prevention world, the phenomenon is known as the gender paradox .
    The paradox still persists today-but new data published in JAMA Network Open suggest the gap between male and female youth suicide deaths is narrowing.
    “What we're seeing is alarming,” says study co-author Donna Ruch, a researcher with the Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Ohio. “On top of the fact that females are thinking about suicide...
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  • Closing the gap: Girls' suicide rate catching up with that of boys

    4 monthes ago - By Healio

    Female youth aged 10 to 19 years had a significant and disproportionate increase in suicides between 1975 and 2005 compared with males in the same age group, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open. Researchers said that the findings show that the historically large gap between male and female youth suicides is narrowing.
    Donna A. Ruch, PhD, a post-doctoral scientist at the Center for Suicide Prevention and Research at Nationwide Children's Hospital, and colleagues wrote that previous research has shown increasing suicide rates among young females.
    “Although informative,
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  • 'Unprecedented' Rise in Suicide Rates Among Young Girls

    4 monthes ago - By Medscape

    Suicide rates among young girls have tripled over a 15-year period, results of a new study from the CDC show.
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  • Teen suicides have surged at twice the rate among girls compared to boys in the last decade 

    Teen suicides have surged at twice the rate among girls compared to boys in the last decade 

    4 monthes ago - By Daily Mail

    Suicides are increasing among American youth and teens across the board - but rates are climbing at twice the rate among young girls as they are among boys, new research reveals.
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