Published on June 25, 2019
by Dan Verton, Content Leader & Strategist

The Prevention Podcast, Season 2, Episode 23: The New Spike In Young Suicides — Can Anything Be Done?

Dan Verton, Content Leader & Strategist

A new study by Harvard Medical School reveals that the suicide rate among young people in the U.S. has spiked in recent years and has experts worried.

The study shows that from 2000 to 2017, the suicide rate rose by 47 percent among teens age 15 to 19 and 36 percent among those 20 to 24. That’s well above the 30 percent increase seen across all age groups.

On this episode of the Prevention Podcast, host Dan Verton talks to Oren Miron, the lead researcher behind the new study, to explore the possible reasons behind the sudden increase in suicides and what law enforcement, parents, teachers and friends can do to prevent these incidents from happening.


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About Dan: Dan Verton is the Content Leader & Strategist at LiveSafe. He is also an award-winning journalist, former military intelligence officer, and author of Left of Boom: The Citizen's Guide to Detecting and Preventing Terrorist Attacks.

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