Confronting Suicide is a four-part series produced for Arizona Public Media's NPR 89.1 FM. The series takes an in-depth exploration of the issues behind suicide for teenagers, college students and older adults, and it offers conversation with experts on how suicide can be prevented. Reporters Fernanda Echavarri, Andrea Kelly and Gisela Telis produced the series.
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3 AZPM producers discuss their findings in researching suicide prevention efforts for teens, college students, elderly.
In Arizona and across U.S., people 55 and older have highest suicide rate—but deaths underreported and often ignored.
8% of UA students say they've seriously thought about suicide. National prevention effort started by parents of UA student who took his life in 1998.
In Arizona, percentage of high school students injured or poisoned in suicide attempt almost doubled from 2003 to 2013.