Nationwide Children's Hospital researchers at Columbus, Ohio examined rates of suicide by US children and youth aged 10 to 19 between 1975 and 2016 using Wide-wide Online Data for in the Epidemiologic Research database, managed by US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Although men are 3.8 times more likely than girls to kill themselves for 40 years of study, the interval is rapidly diminishing. Since 2007, rates of suicide for girls 1
Children aged 15 to 19 continue to take their own lives using firearms at higher rates than girls, but girls' rates of hanging and irritating come closer to men.
How to get help: In the United States, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. The International Association for Suicide Prevention and Befrienders Worldwide also provides contact information for crisis centers around the world.