Teen's suicide leaves Bridgeport students in mourning

Bridgeport students and teachers are searching for answers as they cope with a student?s tragic suicide.

News 12 Connecticut learned each of the student?s former schools were notified following the teen?s death earlier this week. Each facility has a crisis intervention team, which were activated at the affected schools. Grief counselors are reaching out to the teen?s peers and instructors.

According to Fairfield Counseling Services, which is not handling the crisis, suicide in adolescents is often due to poor impulse control. Experts say unlike adult suicide, warning signs in adolescent suicide may not exist because depression and sadness are not always factors. Counselors say parents who have ongoing conversations about tough issues may help children talk about their problems rather than take their life.

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