Suicides Rise In USA, More Of Adolescent Girls

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In the ’80s and ’90s, America’s suicide trend was headed in the right direction: down.

“It had been decreasing almost steadily since 1986, and then what happened is there was a turnaround,” says Sally Curtin, a statistician with the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The suicide rate has risen by a quarter, to 13 per 100,000 people in 2014 from 10.5 in 1999, according to an analysis by Curtin and her colleagues that was released Friday.

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