Thursday, October 7, 2010

The teen suicide epidemic

Publications: People, OK!
Date: 18 October 2010

Both People and OK! went with stories about the "epidemic" on teen suicides recently. As often happens with stories like this, like the summer when the press noticed a lot of shark attacks, the overall numbers are often very little different from the normal rates, the only difference is that the press has decided to pay attention. Tyler Clementi, the 18 year old Rutgers freshman who committed suicide after a sex tape of him was released by his roommate, is on both covers. Also on the cover of People are Seth Walsh and Asher Brown, both 13.

My condolences to the families of these young men.

1 comment:

Karen Zipdrive said...

If that was my son, I believe I'd have to shoot that roommate.