Skip to comments.Suicide rate hit 40-year peak among older teen girls in 2015
Posted on 08/04/2017 10:47:36 AM PDT by BenLurkin
"These data show that between 2007 and 2015, there's substantial increases in suicide rates for both young males and young females," said Tom Simon, an author of the report and associate director for science in the division of violence protection at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which published the new data Thursday.
"If you look at suicide attempts by girls, it's typically that girls attempt suicide about four to one or three to one over boys, yet boys complete suicide in the reverse," Tishler said. "That tends, we think, to have to do with the modality of suicide attempt."
Simon noted that in this older teen age group, the primary method chosen by boys is firearms, yet for girls, the most common method is suffocation. Still, a significant number of females may choose to poison themselves with an overdose, which can be remediated in an ER in some cases, Tishler said.
He theorized that girls now have access to pills that may be more lethal -- or more quickly lethal -- than those available to girls in the past, and this may have contributed to the rising rate of suicide deaths among teen girls. Similarly, Lamis conjectured that girls may have access to "more lethal methods in their suicide attempts, resulting in an increased number of deaths."
The new report also does not indicate how many of the teens who completed suicide were in treatment with a medical health professional and how many were receiving medication for depression or other mental illness, Tishler said. He added that he's convinced that the quickness to start or change these medications, which are categorized as psychotropic, "is done in such a manner that makes people more vulnerable to attempting suicide."
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2-Over sexualized culture, minimizing self-worth
3-Media Star suicides
Oxy, Meth and Heroin are now readily available making it SO much easier to accidentally end your life these days. Lost a Nephew to a Heroin overdose.
Did we win the, ‘War on Drugs,’ yet?
I blame Global Warming.
5. M*A*S*H reruns all the time.
Other nations permit ‘assisted’ suicide for any reason.
Why is this still called a disease? Homosexuality is no longer a mental illness.
During the Obama years, I contemplated suicide too. It got pretty dire for a while.
Good list, you could also add the glorification of the suicides in the Public Schools via student assemblies sold as prevention. Also the current culture of “Bullying”, Kids are taught that words actually hurt and if they are bullied they should feel bad,sad,worthless and it’s not their fault.
Don’t forget cyber bullying.
glorification of the suicides in the Public Schools ... The fact that far more girls attempt suicide than actually commit it, says that it's a either "cry for help", or (more cynically) "an attention-getting ploy".
if they are bullied they should feel bad,sad,worthless and its not their fault
I was bullied as a kid. Who wasn't? It taught me a couple of things....
1. Either I could choose to put up with it, or I could fight back. If the guy was bigger than me, then the latter wasn't much of a choice, so I had to go with...
2. Stop doing the things that would get me bullied. If I *knew* that the guy was waiting around at East Cafeteria Entrance and looking to cause me trouble....then I used the WEST one. Etc.
Made me savvier, prepared me for real life - I always wonder what the current generation will do when they hit the workforce... As a manager, will I constantly be adjudicating "She was mean to me! Well, he looked funny at me!!" type nonsense? I'm not looking forward to it.
Girls use poison to not mess up their pretty faces/good looks. Either way it’s sad.
Abortion sends suicide rates through the roof.
With Mike Farrell. Enough to push anyone over the edge.
Suicide is Painless.
The recent (six or eight years ago) cover is even better than the original performance. There were decades of lousy covers before it came along.
Color me cynical.
CNN couldn’t care less about suicide of any group except for the fact they can push their “poor women” feminist/ patriarchy garbage.
It’s all about using minorities to grab ratings and push hatred.
F#@* CNN. Their garbage should be banned from being posted here. Their entire network can rot in hell.
Fear of living under Obama rules?.
I blame public schools
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