Kansas youth suicides climb again in 2018


The suicide rate for Kansas children climbed for a fourth consecutive year, with 35 Kansas youths dying by suicide in 2018, a new report out Wednesday showed.

Thirty-five Kansas youths died by suicide in 2018, up from 32 in 2017, according to a report released Wednesday by the Kansas State Child Death Review Board. Nine of the youths were age 14 or younger.

The state reported 5 suicides per 100,000 population for children up to 17 years old. It . . .


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