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Suicide rates outnumber homicides among 10-24 year olds in the last 10 years

Posted at 1:34 PM, Oct 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-21 14:38:47-04

A new report by the Centers for Disease Control finds that in 2017, suicide was the second leading cause of death among young Americans.

The suicide rate among people ages 10-24 years old has increased 56 percent between 2007 and 2017.

Mental and physical health professionals here in the Coastal Bend talk about some struggles our youth is going through, and how we can help.