Suicide deaths among NSW teens jumps

The number of NSW teenagers taking their own lives has jumped to its highest point in 19 years. At the same time, deaths from road accidents – which used to be the leading killer for 15-17 year olds – has been gradually declining, according to figures in the NSW Child Death Review Team’s (CDRT) 2015 report. Overall, 504 children died in 2015 from all causes – the lowest the rate has been since 1996. But 58 per cent of those children were infants aged less than 12 months and 42 of them died suddenly and unexpectedly. Acting NSW Ombudsman John…
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