1 In The Same: Suicide+Bully=Bullycide

Today suicide remains among the leading causes of death of children under 14. However,  in most cases, the young people die from hanging, as to overdosing, self mutilation, and other suicidal ideations. A new review of studies from 13 countries found signs of an apparent connection between bullying, being bullied, and suicide. Suicide rates among children between the ages of 10 & 14 are very low, but are “creeping up.” The suicide rate among young male adults in Massachusetts rose 28 percent in 2007. However, that does not reflect deaths among teenagers and students. Since 2002, at least 15 school children ages 11 to 14 have committed suicide in Massachusetts. Suicide rates among 10 to 14-year-olds have grown more than 50 percent over the last three decades. In 2005 (the last year nationwide stats were available), 270 children in the 10-14 age group killed themselves as a result of being a victim of bullying.

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