According to a new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. suicide rates have surged to the highest levels in nearly 30 years.
While suicide rates increased among nearly all age groups (10-74), the study particularly found an alarming 200 percent increase of suicide among girls 10 to 14. Boys in the same age group experienced the second-largest percent increase at 37 percent.
Jeremy Pettit, professor of psychology and psychiatry at Florida International University shares some warning signs parents should look out for if they believe their child or adolescent may be at risk for suicide:
- Feelings of hopelessness