Suicides rates rising for girls in Canada

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Suicide rates are falling for boys but rising for girls, and suffocation is increasingly the method used, according to a new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

The study uses data from Statistics Canada spanning the period from 1980 to 2008 showing different methods of suicide and trends over time. The study concludes that “More research is needed to understand these trends and develop initiatives to prevent suicide.”

Read Suicide among children and adolescents in Canada: trends and sex differences, 1980–2008