Teen's suicide sparks community discussion


by WHAS editors


Posted on April 16, 2014 at 4:44 PM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 16 at 6:25 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- The tragic suicide of a 16-year-old girl who attended a local high school has everyone looking for any kind of good that can come from this situation.

The girl posted a suicide note on YouTube and then took her own life.

Thousands viewed her message. Many of the viewers were students and today, JCPS talked about how they handle a crisis situation.

JCPS temporarily shut down access to Twitter and YouTube after the video began circulating, giving them time to reach out to students at the girl's high school.

On Wednesday, JCPS mental health experts talked about their reaction and how the deal with these situations.

This is also a point of discussion for parents to talk with their children about depression and suicide.

Many parents are finding they don't have answers for their children and you may not either.

We wanted you to ask your questions and we provided experts who have the answers.

For more information follow this link.