Indiana Ranks Worst In The Nation For Teens Considering Suicide

Indiana’s rate of teenagers who considered suicide in the last year is the worst in the nation, and the rate of Hoosier teenagers attempting suicide is second highest in the country. That’s according to an annual report out Monday from the Indiana Youth Institute and the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The report shows 19 percent of Hoosier high school students seriously considered attempting suicide in the last 12 months, and 11 percent of Indiana’s teens have attempted suicide. Bill Stanczykiewicz of Indiana Youth Institute says the report covers a wide variety of youth issues. He says it’s important not to look at the data in isolation because many of those issues connect.