Young women are killing themselves by hanging

March 6, 2015 4:57 PM

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ATLANTA (Christian Examiner) – Suicide rates have jumped from 2007 – 2012, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with a dramatic increase in hangings that has stumped researchers.

The substantial rise in hangings was particularly acute among young women, ages 10-24 years old, and because lethality is so high with this suffocation method, more deaths resulted from suicide attempts.

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