Middle School Suicides On the Rise

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Terra Hall | 41 Action News | @THENOWKC

Report: More middle school children died by suicide than in car accidents in 2014

14-year-old Claire Tietgen turned being bullied and feeling suicidal around by talking about it with celebrities and professional athletes. “It breaks my heart that they have to choose suicide over getting help.”

It doesn't start in adolescence, we know that it starts younger. We just need to spend more time with that age group in terms of treatment. Parents and teachers need to tap into how kids are feeling before it's too late.

jennifer keller | truman medical lakewood counseling

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