Dying Teenagers – level 3

22-05-2019 15:00

According to the CDC (an American organisation concerned with health and safety), suicide is the second leading cause of death in young people in the USA.

An American hospital carried out a nationwide study which looked at suicide rates of people aged 10–19 between 1975 and 2016. Suicide rates among young people have been on the rise for years, but it is growing faster among young girls.

This data still shows that boys are more likely to kill themselves than girls, although starting in 2007, suicide rates for girls aged 10–14 went up by almost 13 per cent each year.

Unfortunately, the study did not find out why more girls are killing themselves, but some think that the pressure of social media can be a factor.

Difficult words: suicide (the act of killing yourself), suicide rate (how many people commit suicide).

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