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Health officials concerned about a rise in teen suicides

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting daggering statistics about teenage suicide. According to the CDC, the number of attempted suicides among teenagers had increased over a two year span from 2009 to 2011. The CDC also reports that suicide accounts for 13% of all deaths among youth and young adults ages 10 to 24. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Denardo spoke with Tampa Bay Crisis Center Suicide Prevention Services Manager Tom Mueller about what parents can do to help prevent such staggering numbers.

[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPTeenSuicideQA.mp3]

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