Suicide rates rise among US teens going up, suffocation most used method
Suicide rate among women in the US is going up alarmingly fast. Though, when analyzed by numbers, the suicide rate among women is still low, nonetheless there is an shocking rise among women opting to suicide in the last few years.
A latest US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study claims that among very young women, the suicide rate went up by as much as 2.7% to 3.2% per 100,000. The data presented by the CDC is between the year 1994 to 2012.
Men are no better either. The same CDC report says that since the year 2007, suicide rate is going up pretty fast among both men and women.
To be true, the suicide tendencies begin very early among the US teenagers. The same CDC report while talking about the issue says that as many as 17 percent of high school students think very seriously about taking their own lives. As many as 8 percent of these people actually attempt to commit suicide. The report claims that in the year 2012 alone more than 5,000 teenagers committed suicide without any reason.
While talking about the study Susan Keys, an associate professor and senior researcher at OSU-Cascades College of Public Health and Behavioral Science says, â€œThese are things we need to communicate more aboutâ€¦Weâ€™ve done a lot, but thereâ€™s a lot more that needs to be done.â€
CDC experts while talking about the reason behind such tendencies claim that they are puzzled. Thomas Simon of the CDC says, â€œThe data donâ€™t allow us to determine whyâ€¦Is it social media? Is it conventional media? Is it access to other methods?â€ â€œResults of the analysis indicated that, during 1994-2012, suicide rates by suffocation increased, on average, by 6.7 percent and 2.2 percent annually for females and males, respectively,â€ the team reported in a CDCâ€™s weekly report on death and illness.