Tammy Aaberg holds up a photo of her son Justin that was taken just before prom this past spring. Justin, 15, killed himself on July 9, 2010. Tammy says her son's sexual orientation made him the target of harassment. (MPR Photo/Nikki Tundel)
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A new survey of 6,500 American teenagers found that 1 in 25 had attempted suicide, and 1 in 8 had suicidal thoughts.
"The study, in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, found that 55 percent of suicidal teenagers had received some therapy before they thought about suicide, planned it or tried to kill themselves, contradicting the widely held belief that suicide is due in part to a lack of access to treatment," wrote Benedict Carey in The New York Times.
We'll examine the results of the survey and some of the issues with preventing teenage suicide.
Tens of thousands of people around the world have said they want to go to Mars, even if it means they will never return to Earth. Dozens of them were in the crowd Tuesday night at the Fitzgerald Theater for Science Night Minnesota — Mission to Mars. Read about Science Night.