The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Release New Fatal Injury Data


March 17, 2021

Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new fatal injury data for Montana. Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for ages 12-18 (middle and high school youth). In fact, we lose a young person (ages 10–24) every 7.02 days on an average to this silent epidemic of youth suicide. According to a 2019 survey conducted by the CDC, 23.4% of the High School Youth said that they had “seriously considered suicide within the last 12 months.” That being said, suicide is one of the leading causes of PREVENTABLE death. Many times, young people who attempt sui...

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