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- After declining from 1990 to 2007, suicide rates among teens aged 15–19 have been on the rise, doubling among females and increasing 31% among males.
- Suicidal behavior is complex and associated with multiple risk and protective factors, many of which are common in youthexternal icon.
- Communities can help prevent suicide by using strategies based on best available evidence pdf icon[PDF-6MB], working with suicide prevention organizations, and promoting information about lifelinesexternal icon for people in distress.
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