I am surprised by the way that these types of statistics work. The change in average life expectancy is only 0.1 year, but this is considered significant because it is seen as part of the trend. Yet, there are regional life expectancy variations that are much greater (I would not have expected Hawaii to be the life expectancy leader).
The stereotypes of bullied teenagers committing suicide also doesn’t hold up that well to the data. The most likely group to commit suicide is men 75 and older. Men are least likely to commit suicide when they are between 15 and 24. The song “Jeremy,” though it may have related a real event, was the exception rather than the rule. I guess that if some old fogey kills himself, nobody cares, and a hit song is not written about it.
In general, men commit suicide at a rate about 4:1 that of women. Women aged 15-24 are near the bottom in terms of suicide rates; the only demographic less likely to commit suicide is women over 75.