About One In 13 US Young Adults Had Serious Thoughts Of Suicide In 2013-2014

According to HealthDay (6/16, Mundell), on June 16, the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) issued a report finding that approximately “one in 13 young adults in the United States had serious thoughts of suicide in 2013-2014,” a “rate of 7.4 percent” that “translates into 2.6 million Americans between the ages of 18 and 25, researchers said.” In an agency news release, Kana Enomoto, SAMHSA principal deputy administrator, said, “We need to reach out to young people with the message that help is at hand, and promote effective programs for saving lives by treating people at risk whenever and wherever they need it.”

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— “1 in 13 Young Adults in U.S. Considered Suicide in Past Year,” E.J. Mundell, HealthDay, June 16, 2016.

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