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Young Suicide Prompts Experts To Reflect On Awareness Programs

Youth Suicide
The Ohio Department of Health statistics show youth suicide has increased since 2002. A young Columbus girl died recently after she hanged herself. The news prompted some experts to call for more awareness among elementary-age children.
4:38PM
November
19, 2013

Franklin County Coroner Jane Gorniak said it’s the youngest suicide she has seen in her career. An eight year old girl from Columbus died four days after hanging herself. It is an unusual case. Suicide among very young children is very low. But WOSU reports experts say there’s a need to increase awareness among elementary-age kids.