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Youth Suicide On The Rise


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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.


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Brendan Byrne

About Brendan Byrne

Space Reporter and 'Intersection' Producer

Brendan covers space news for WMFE, everything from rocket launches to the latest scientific discoveries in our universe. He hosts "Are We There Yet?", WMFE's space exploration podcast He also helps produce WMFE's twice-weekly public affairs show "Intersection," working with host Matthew Peddie to shape the ... Read Full Bio »

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