Suicide risks among Scouts
settummanque, or blackeagle (EC92@AOL.COM)
Thu, 13 Nov 1997 18:22:58 -0500
According to a report released last year by the U.S. Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention in Atlanta, from 1980 to 1992, the national suicide
rate rose nearly 29 percent among teens ages 15 to 19 and 120 percent among
adolescents ages 10 to 14.
more and more children in middle school, a time theoretically still free from
dating pressures, grades, the awkwardness of sexual development and other
fonts of teen-age angst, are committing suicide.
Scouting may see relatively few according to what we've heard in the past few
days, but *still* this is alarming and bothersome, especially since I have
two sons in those age groups.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City