Two Ft. Collins children commit suicide in 1 week
Two 11-year-old students in Fort Collins committed suicide within one week.The coroner says an 11-year-old girl who attended Lincoln Middle School killed herself eight days ago, the Coloradoan reported.Then, an 11-year-old boy who attended Blevin
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FORT COLLINS, Colo. - Two 11-year-old children in Fort Collins have committed suicide within one week.
An 11-year-old girl who attended Lincoln Middle School killed herself eight days ago, on Nov. 16, the coroner's office said.
Then, an 11-year-old boy who attended Blevins Middle School took his own life on Saturday, according to the Fort Collins Coloradoan, which first reported the deaths.
Denver7 is not reporting the names of the children.
In the girl's obituary, her family asked that donations be made to groups that work to stop bullying in schools.
Authorities have not said whether bullying was a factor in either suicide.
However, some signs that may point to a bullying problem include:
We want to remind you that there is a 24-hour suicide hotline if you or someone you know is struggling.
The number for the suicide hotline is 1-800-273-TALK.
Signs someone may be considering suicide include:
Anytime a student passes, regardless of cause, Poudre School District implements its mental health crisis team to help the students cope.
The district also sends a letter home to parents letting them know what resources are available so they can help and support the student.
Denver7 recognizes that many research studies have found that certain types of news coverage can increase the likelihood of copycat suicides (also known as suicide contagion) in vulnerable individuals. In this report we carefully followed the guidelines recommended by the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.