Teenage Wasteland

“The rate of suicide decreased from the early 1990s until 2007, but has increased in years since for both genders. While boys die by suicide at a higher overall rate than girls, female youth suicides have surged most in recent years.” Bloomberg: Surging suicide rate among young girls raises questions about role of social media.

+ CNN: Suicide rates in girls are rising, study finds, especially in those age 10 to 14.

+ No one has better data on the social ills challenging today’s teens than Nancy Lublin, founder of Crisis Text Line. Here she is chatting with DJ Patil about using data for social good.

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