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A major new study has found poor sleep, bullying and family trauma are the most common risk factors among suicidal teenagers admitted to hospital.

The research was carried out by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and The University of Melbourne.

It found suicidal behaviour was now the main cause of teen hospital admissions on mental health grounds.

The suicide rates among young people have been rising in recent years — with up to 10 percent of deaths among 15 to 19-year-olds caused by suicide.

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