PBS News Weekend

Season 6, Episode 24 of 99

Suicide is now the nation's tenth-leading cause of death, and the second-leading cause of death for young Americans between 10 and 24 years old. Yet even with alarming increases in suicides and attempted suicides, little has changed in treatments and approaches over the past several decades, and psychiatrists and psychologists find themselves with odds no better than a coin toss at predicting who may try to end his or her own life. Now, top suicide researchers are developing new diagnostic tools with advances in technology and science to make those predictions better and intervene to save lives. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Alison Stewart reports.

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