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America sees alarming spike in middle school suicide rate

USATODAY.com Friday, 14 July 2017 ()
The suicide rate among 10- to 14-year-olds doubled between 2007 and 2014, for the first time surpassing the death rate in that age group from car crashes. In 2014 alone, 425 middle schoolers nationwide took their own lives, including five in New Jersey.
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Since 2007, the suicide rate among adolescents and teens has been trending the wrong direction. The rate for middle schoolers has doubled and, according to the CDC, 8 percent of high school students report attempting suicide each year.

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