Boom in number of suicides among American teenagersby Annalisa Lista - 2017.08.04
Juvenile suicides have reached record numbers in the U.S..The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has launched an alarm concerning this issue: the data indicate that for the age range 15 – 19, the figure has doubled for females and increased by 30% among males between the years 2007 - 2015. Two primary causes have been cited as major contributing factors to this trend: The first. Family economic pressures that weigh heavily also on the kids. The second. Increase in bullying, cyber-bullying and physical aggression. In part, due to inappropriate and misguided usage of modern, social networks. These data are anything but reassuring, and they signal a clear failure of prevention campaigns.
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