Suicide is the second leading cause of death for ages 10-24. Each day in our nation, there are an average of over 5,240 attempts by young people grades 7-12. Four out of Five teens who attempt suicide have given clear warning signs. There are misconceptions that people need to know about suicide. Such as, if talking about suicide may give someone the idea to commit suicide. This is false. Listen to this insightful and educational interview with Dr. Walter Elliston, Medical City Green Oaks psychiatrist, and NBC 5 anchor, Meredith Land as they discuss teenage suicide and drug addiction.
Read the full story on NBC 5's website.