The Manasquan "cluster," which claimed at least 10 lives from 2008 to 2013, is widely regarded as one of the worst suicide clusters in the country.All of those who killed themselves were either teens or young adults.But it's still an increase." Part of that may be because their deaths are more accurately classified than in the past, she said; they used to be labeled as accidents.But more research is badly needed about why pre-teens are increasingly taking their own lives, she said.
"It's still few enough that they don't become statistically significant.
The number of suicides among children and young adults has increased 40 percent since 2002, according to the New Jersey Youth Suicide Report.
The report was compiled by the New Jersey Department of Children and Families and uses data up to 2015, the most recent year for which it is available.
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