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Sun May 22, 2016, 09:46 AM

28. Here are some links. It would be more clear if the CDC had the funding to collect and analyze data.

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/03/09/391830825/for-young-people-in-rural-areas-suicide-poses-a-growing-threat

"Suicide is the third leading cause of death for adolescents and young adults, and those who live in rural areas are especially at risk.

For young people between the ages of 10 and 24, the suicide rates in rural areas are nearly double those of urban areas, according to a study published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics. And that disparity is growing.

The study, which analyzed data from 1996-2010, also found over half of the young people who killed themselves during that time period themselves had used a gun. And the rates for suicide by firearm were especially high in rural areas — about three times the rates for urban areas."
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2015/03/09/the-suicide-rate-for-young-people-is-much-higher-in-rural-areas/

http://www.bradycampaign.org/sites/default/files/Truth-About-Suicide-Guns.pdf

http://www.explainthatstuff.com/suicideinyoungpeople.html

"One simple explanation for the discrepancy is that men pick more violent methods of suicide and therefore succeed much more often than women, even though they make far fewer attempts: death by gunshot is the most common suicide method for men, while poisoning is the (much less effective) method chosen by most women. [12] (Having a gun in the home carries a "significantly greater risk" of someone using it to commit suicide, no matter what type of gun or how safely it's stored. [13])"

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