Is The Recent Rise In Utah Youth Suicides Really Such A Mystery?

 Is The Recent Rise In Utah Youth Suicides Really Such A Mystery? 07/05/2016 02:08 pm ET | Updated 1 day ago 390 Benjamin Knoll John Marshall Harlan Associate Professor of Politics, Centre College The Salt Lake Tribune recently reported that “Utah health officials are grappling with a rising youth suicide rate that’s nearly tripled since 2007 and is now the leading cause of death among 10- to 17-year-olds in Utah.” While these tragic statistics have been known for some time, clear cause-and-effect explanations have been harder to determine. As the article goes on to report: “officials don’t know why Utah’s child suicide rate is more than double the national rate and climbing.”

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