• A Growing Number of Young People Are Attempting Suicide by Self-Poisoning

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    Suicides among young people have been on the rise for a long time. Among 10 to 24 year olds, overall rates of deaths by suicide in the U.S. increased 57% from 2000 to 2018, according to federal data. Now, a new study published in the journal Clinical Toxicology has looked more closely at a particular method of attempted suicide-self-poisoning-and turned up some disturbing results: From 2015 to 2020, suicide attempts by ingesting toxic substances or overdosing on medications soared by 26% among people ages 6 to 19.

    The research, led by Dr. Jennifer Ross, a medical toxicologist at the...
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