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Researchers map number of teen suicide attempts


HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Researchers at the University of Connecticut have created a map that looks at where in the state teenagers have attempted suicide in an effort to help determine where resources might be best used to address the issue.

A study by medical sociologist Robert Aseltine and statistician Kun Chen looked at five years of hospital data from 2010 to 2014 that identified 1,878 suicide deaths and serious attempts among teens ages 15-19.

Aseltine said it was the first time anyone has attempted to map not only actual teen suicides, but serious attempts. There are about 360 suicid...

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