Suicide rates rise, especially for one group

March 6, 2015 7:42 PM

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The suicide rate for girls and young women in the U.S. continues to rise at a pace far faster than for young males, health officials said Thursday.

The report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said there were 5,178 suicide deaths among young people aged 10 to 24 in the U.S. in 2012. Suicide was the second leading cause of deaths in that age group, after accidents.

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