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College Student Suicide.

Mathew Ross, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Ann Intern Med. 1968;68(5):1193-1194. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-68-5-1193_4
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The highest potential suicide risk group within A the population is the adolescents of college age. In 1966 nearly 100,000 college students threatened suicide; of these 1 in 10 actually attempted suicide, and 1,000 succeeded. Among college students suicide is now the second greatest cause of death, and the national rate is 50% higher than for Americans in general of comparable age. Whereas the suicide rate among older persons has been declining since the 1930's, the suicide rate among teen-agers and adults less than 45 years of age has been rising. Since 1950 suicide among youth aged 15 to 24




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