Commentary: Let's talk (and listen) about teen suicide

This editorial appeared in the Tri-City Herald

No matter how many times we hear about teen suicide, the numbers are still shocking.

That was the effect of a recent survey of Washington's 10th-graders, which found that 9 percent say they've attempted this ultimate act of despair.

That averages about three kids in every classroom.

As distressing as that is, the number is not a huge leap from previous years, and it's not out of step with the national statistics.

To read the complete editorial, visitthe Tri-Cities Herald.