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Victims Of Bullying More Likely To Attempt Suicide

Bullying victims are twice as likely to consider suicide and two-and-a-half times as likely to attempt suicide, according to a new study.

Bullying victims are two and half times more likely to consider suicide than non-bullied teens, according to a study released Monday by the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Researchers analyzed data from studies dating back to 1912 with information from more than 234,000 teens and children.

In the modern era, cyberbullying increases the chances of suicidal thoughts, according to the study. Teens and children who were cyberbullied were three times as likely than other children to consider suicide.

Between five and eight percent of teenagers in the United States attempt suicide every year.

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