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Sept. 8 - New Mexico's Youth Suicide Crisis, Part One

Today, in honor of suicide prevention week, we begin our multi-part series looking at Youth suicide in New Mexico. Suicide continues to be one of the leading causes of death for youth, ages 15-24 in the state with New Mexico youth having among the highest rates in the nation for suicide thoughts and attempts.  We begin our series today with the story of one parent. Patricia Christianson lost her 15-year-old daughter Ariel more than 8 years ago to what she calls the epidemic of bullying. A word of warning to listeners, and particularly those parents who may have lost a child, that this segment contains graphic descriptions of suicide. This is Patty Christianson.