VIDEO: 78% of adolescent suicides triggered by bullying

Published: May. 17, 2013 at 3:30 AM CDT|Updated: Nov. 15, 2013 at 4:04 PM CST
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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A national survey referenced by the CDC indicates that up to one in five children in the U.S. suffers from a mental disorder.

The survey says that teen boys are more likely to die by suicide, but girls are more likely to suffer from depression.

Contact Lubbock is trying to change those numbers.

Karin sat down with Executive Director Sharron Davis on Thursday.

Sharron tells us 78% of adolescent suicides are triggered by bullying. Contact Lubbock has prepared a series of videos to educate parents and students about the pressures kids face.

Call Contact Lubbock at 765-8393 for more information about their videos: 'College,' 'In the Mix,' 'The Choking Game,' 'Youth Videos – Stories of Help and Hope,' and 'Bullies 2 Buddies.'

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If you need help, or if you know a person who is considering suicide, here are some numbers you can call:

QPR - (806) 392-1886

Contact Lubbock - (806) 765-8393

National Suicide Hotline - 1-800-SUICIDE

For a list of local resources, you can consult the Suicide Prevention Resource Guide for the South Plains.

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