Depression And Mental Illness Behind Rising Number Of Teen Suicides

_DSC7083With more youth dying from suicide in some southeastern Wisconsin Counties, some are calling out this public health crisis as the numbers have increased, according to a story by Fox 6.

From 2009 through 2014, 71 children have committed suicide in Milwaukee, Racine, Kenosha, and Waukesha counties. Some of those kids were as young as 11 years-old. A dozen of those youth were from Racine County. This year, seven southeastern Wisconsin youth have already killed themselves and among them is Cameron Langrell, a Caledonia teen who killed himself this year.

Of those who died, many had been sexually assaulted, had problems with their boyfriend or girlfriend, had trouble at school or struggled with their sexuality. According to the story, for every one person that is successful in committing suicide, there are 11 people who have attempted.

 

Read more on Fox 6.

Looking for mental health resources, check out the Racine County Human Services Department mental health page.

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