Suicide rate likely higher, experts say: Accuracy of state database scrutinized

posted Jun 30, 2009, 4:13 AM by Unknown user
As alarming as statistics on teen suicide in Michigan are, many experts say difficulties in determining the cause of a child's death and the way data are collected mean the problem is likely larger than it appears.  This article explores the increasing in the number of teen suicides, and the number of teens expressing suicidal thoughts and boughts of depression.
Kurt Metzger, Director of D-ACIS, is interviewed for his opinion on the accuracy of school-based data on teen suicides and other state databases that cover a variety of areas connected to the public school systems across the State of Michigan.
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Jun 30, 2009, 4:28 AM