FRAMINGHAM – Every day, more than 5,000 teens in grades 7-12 attempt suicide.
One out of every 25 suicide attempts is successful.
Yesterday, May 18, students with the Erase The Hate campaign at Framingham High released a public service announcement on suicide prevention.
Watch the video below.
The 2014 MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey found that 4.5 percent of MetroWest high school students reported attempting suicide and 22 percent reported experiencing depressive symptoms in the past 12 months.
In Framingham, 35 percent of high school students and 12 percent of middle school students said they were “very stressed,” in that 2014 study.
And at Framingham High, 15 percent of the students seriously considered and 6 percent attempted suicide. With a school population of about 2,075 students, that is roughly 125 students, who attempted suicide, according to the 2014 study.
Results from the 2016 MetroWest Adolescent Health Study have not been completely released yet.