ACTIONABLE RESEARCH ON GEN Z AND MILLENNIALS

Suicides are now the second highest cause of death for teens and young adults, surpassing all other age groups.

Suicides are now the second highest cause of death for teens and young adults, surpassing all other age groups. The number of suicides among young people 10-24-years-old increased by 56% between 2010 and 2017, according to a new government report. Experts “struggle to explain” the causes of the increase, with smartphones, isolation, social media, bullying, and lack of sleep all being discussed as potential contributors. Others blame media, and high profile celebrity suicides. But according to one researcher, “The truth is anyone who says they definitively know what is causing it doesn’t know what they’re talking about.” (The Washington Post)