Kate McGee of KUT News contacted NAMI Austin after the October 2013 suicide of student at an Austin high school. NAMI Austin shared a recent Bringham Young University study which led to this report on the use of  social media as a tool to prevent teen suicide:

Social Media sites have increasingly become a platform where teenagers turn to document their daily activities and thoughts—some which can be serious. Friends of the student who committed suicide at Lanier High School this week say he posted a note and a photo of himself with the weapon on Facebook before he committed suicide.

Can Schools Use Social Media to Prevent Teen Suicide? – SoundCloud

Can Schools Use Social Media to Prevent Teen Suicide? – Kate McGee, KUT News

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