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Youth suicides increasing at alarming rate


February 3, 2016

Youth suicide is now a leading mental health issue for Snohomish County. In fact, some experts warn, it’s a crisis.

According to the Snohomish Health District, suicide is Snohomish County’s ninth leading cause of death – second for those 15-24 years old.

In the 2014-15 school year, the county lost 13 students from 12-19 years old to suicide.

“That sobering fact, combined with responses from the students, demonstrates a real need for this community to come together and show our youth that they matter,” said Dr. Gary Goldbaum, health officer and director for the Snohomish Health D...

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