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Bullying, excessive Internet use up suicide risks among teens

from Health Newsline

Suicidal thoughts are common in older teens, and suicide incidents are increasing among this generation. Bullying and cyberbullying should be blamed for the spike in teen suicides, suggests a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics. The AAP reports warns, teens who are bullied or use internet excessively may be at an increased risk of suicide. The report is based on findings from a new study that found bullying and excessive Internet use have led to suicide becoming the second leading cause of death, after road accidents and accidental overdoses, for older teens, between the ages of 15 and 19. more

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