LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – After years of decline, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports an increase in injury deaths among children and adolescents ages 10 to 19.
Accidental deaths among young people across the country due to injury, homicide, suicide and motor vehicle accidents are up, the report said.
According to the report, the suicide rate jumped 56 percent between 2007 and 2016 after a sharp decline the decade before. Additionally, homicide rates have increased by nearly one-third.
Dr. Erin Frazier of Norton Children’s Medical Associates says the data shows that many children and teen are not getting the mental health support they need. Dr. Frazier explained that adverse childhood experiences, such as exposure to violence and other traumatic experiences, can…
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