Their lives have just begun. But somewhere, somehow, they’ve absorbed enough pain to want to quit living.
Since 2004, three teens have died by suicide in Hardin County, according to the Hardin County coroner. The youngest suicide victim was 13 years old.
While it is easy to picture a teen or a younger child as a being full of optimism and potential, youth are not immune to the risk factors of suicide. Psychiatric disorders, substance abuse, instability at home and other issues lead to suicidal behavior in children, just as in adults.