10.9% in S.D. high schools attempted suicide, report says

About one in 10 high school students in the San Diego Unified School District attempted suicide last year, which is higher than the national average, according to a survey of 1,800 students. The number of reported suicide attempts among ninth-through 12th-graders was 10.9 percent, compared with 10.5 percent the previous year. The county ranked above the national average of 8.5 percent of students who acknowledged in a survey that they had attempted suicide. The data are part of an annual report on youth and families in San Diego County that the Board of Supervisors will receive and authorize for public release today. Full Article >