Talk About It: RISD Health Centers promoting suicide prevention this month

November 15, 2013 • Local News

Suicide attempts among Chaves County high school students peaked in 2007, with 12.5 percent of students attempting suicide that year, according to the New Mexico Youth Risk Resiliency Survey. (Steve Stone Graphic)

Between 2008 and 2012, 16 youth aged 5 to 24 committed suicide in Chaves County, according to New Mexico’s Indicator-Based Information System.

These are the kind of statistics Roswell High School Junior Hiram Olvera, 16, and his classmates want to prevent.

“I know for a fact that there are students who think about it and they need someone to talk about it,” said Olvera, president of student Login to read more

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