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Teenagers who are bullied and their bullies are at risk of suicides, warns AAP report [NoCal News]

Thursday, June 30, 2016  
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Teens Bullies Suicide


A report from the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends pediatricians and family doctors to regularly screen teens for suicide risk. It stated that bullying and cyber-bullying are major risk factors for teen suicide and that both bullies and theirs victims are at risk of suicide.


A CDC survey, conducted last year, found that 17% of teens in high school said that they had seriously considered suicide in the previous 12 months, and 2.7% had made an attempt that resulted in an injury. Suicide is said to be the second biggest cause of death of teenagers, after accidents including car crashes and accidental overdoses. Leading methods of suicide were suffocation and guns.


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