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Youth Suicide On The Rise


Youth suicide is on the rise. According to data from American College Health Association, the suicide rate of young adults between the ages of 15 and 24 has tripled since the 1950s and is now the second most common cause of death among college students.

So what’s causing the increase, and what can schools and parents do to prevent student suicide? From the education desk, 90.7’s Brendan Byrne spoke with AJ Marsden, assistant professor of psychology at Beacon College in Leesburg.

Click on the player above to listen to the conversation.

Education reporting on 90.7 News is supported by Helios Education Foundation.

Brendan covers space news for WMFE, everything from rocket launches to the latest scientific discoveries in our universe. He hosts WMFE's weekly radio show and podcast "Are We There Yet?" which explores human space exploration. Brendan is a native Floridian, born and raised in Broward County. He moved to Central Florida in 2005 to attend the University of Central Florida. He began working at WMFE as a college intern where he discovered his love for public radio.