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The Tragic Leading Cause of Death for Ohio Preteens

In Ohio, suicide is the leading cause of death for children aged 10 to 14, according to a report from the Ohio Department of Health, and the second leading cause of death among 15- to 34-year-olds. The alarming numbers follow sobering data from the World Health Organization (WHO), which identified suicide as the second leading cause of death among 15- to 29-year-olds in 2016, worldwide. Suicide rates have been on the rise throughout the U.S., including in Ohio, where, from 2007 to 2018, the number of suicides among youth ages 10 to 24 increased by 56%, while the suicide rate increased by 64%. Read more....

 

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