A new study revealed that the suicide rate in teenagers decreases down to 0 after they turn 20 years old. No teenager in New Zealand commits suicide after turning 20, and scientists and statisticians are still shocked by this fact.
“‘Why teenagers in NZ only commit suicide when they’re between 12-19?’ is the real question” said the statistician Cookie Baker. He kept going: “There has to be something preventing teenagers from committing suicide after they turn 20”.
The statisticians from the University of Otago believe that maybe teenagers in New Zealand are more susceptible to commit suicide at those ages because when they turn 20, they just learn to live with depression and anxiety all the time.
“Maybe the experience of having depression and anxiety during 7 years teaches them to finally accept it”, concluded Baker.
There’s still no definitive answer, and scientists are working to find out why teenagers in the US stop committing suicide after they turn 20.