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Youth Suicide Rates Are Higher In States With High Gun Ownership, According To A New Study

Handguns with bullets on a table.

"Rates of youth suicide are higher in states with high gun ownership, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Researchers studied 10 years of teenage suicide rates and found that gun ownership 'is a factor that really is highly predictive for what the youth suicide rate is going to be,' said Dr. Michael Siegel, a professor at the Boston University School of Public Health and one of the paper’s authors."

Author: Adhiti Bandlamudi.

Outlet: North Carolina Public Radio.