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    By Franklin Schargel Although the national suicide rate declined in 2020, (NY Times, September 10, 2021,) the suicide rate for the nation’s youth increased dramatically. Youth suicide (ages 10-24) increased nearly 60 percent between 2007 and 2018. Suicide is now the second-leading cause of death for 10- to 24-year-olds, according to the Centers for Disease ...