What Three People Learned About Suicide and Kids

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Photos courtesy of Sources of Strength

Students who take part in the suicide prevention program Sources of Strength identify trusted adults in their lives who can offer support. Here a teen writes down names of two such adults.

When Cynthia Fontanella saw the numbers, she was surprised.

It wasn’t that almost 66,595 kids in the United States had killed themselves from 1996 to 2010, although that was bad enough.

It was that the suicide rate for rural kids was double that of urban kids — and the gap was getting wider . . .

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