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CDC: Middle school suicide rate doubles

Sept 4, 2017, Southern MN (Owatonna, MN): CDC finds distressing jump in suicide rate for middle school students http://www.southernminn.com/owatonna_peoples_press/news/article_86c5c86d-e9e1-5c22-ac0e-b9ea52326981.html Suicide rates among middle school students have doubled nationally in recent years, and local educators and mental health professionals said raising awareness of this issue is critical, as is making sure young students feel heard and valued. The suicide rate among children between the ages of 10 and 14 doubled between 2007 and 2014, according to a study released earlier this summer by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It marks the first time suicide surpassed car accidents as a cause of death for that age group….