Recent teen suicides spark prevention conversation

A pair of recent teen suicides in southwestern Connecticut is shining the spotlight on what can be done to prevent future tragedies.Dr. Chris Bogart, executive

CONNECTICUT - A pair of recent teen suicides in southwestern Connecticut is shining the spotlight on what can be done to prevent future tragedies.

Dr. Chris Bogart, executive director of the Southfield Center for Development, says young people are spending too much time on the Internet and are not learning how to cope with real-world situations.

?What you really need is for the teenager to feel a sense of connection and community,? says Bogart.

Gigi Brady, of Stamford, says bullying played a factor in her decision to take her daughter out of a Stamford high school.

?That's the tragic part of this, I feel [suicide] can be prevented if they feel safe enough to talk to somebody,? says Brady.

For more information about suicide prevention, visit the Southfield Center Website.

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