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June 15, 2015
by Agnes Oh, PsyD, LMFT


Suicide Cluster on the Rise among Palo Alto’s Teens : Is it Contagious?

June 15, 2015 07:55 by Agnes Oh, PsyD, LMFT   [About the Author]

It all began in 2009 -2010 when four students and a recent graduate from Henry M. Gunn High School in Palo Alto, California killed themselves over a seven-month period. In just five years, the tragedy ensued and was followed by another four suicide victims this year. When a recent graduate from Gunn High killed himself on the tracks near East Meadow Drive in Palo Alto, another student ended his life the same way in less than three weeks after. Two and half months later, a senior killed himself followed by another suicide committed by a sophomore from Palo Alto High School (Kapp, 2015). [More]