Suicide deaths on the rise in kids

Story highlights

  • Suicide death rates in kids ages 10 to 14 have doubled since 2007
  • Suicide is not just a teenage problem, one expert emphasizes

(CNN)Since 2007, the rate of suicide deaths among children between the ages of 10 and 14 has doubled, according to new government data released Thursday.

The death rate data, published in the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, measured children's fatalities due to motor vehicle traffic injury, homicide and suicide between the years 1999 and 2014.