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(Studio) Govt. statistics on increase in youth suicides noted. Following is 2nd in series on subject.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(NYC) Details of problem of youth suicide listed and reasons discussed. [WOMAN - notes others' reactions to her suicide attempts.] [2nd WOMAN - notes laughter of family and friends when she talks of suicide.] 2 teenage suicide cases, one in San Francisco and one in New Buffalo, Michigan, noted. Reporter states that only accidents kill more 15 to 24-yr.-olds than suicides. [3rd WOMAN - discusses 2 suicide attempts.] Reporter notes 3rd attempt of last woman, after interview. Experts say many of these youths can be saved; talking about suicide as one way to help, and interviewed young people's reactions to this suggestion, cited. [MEN - note reactions of those they tried to talk to; one tells of father's describing own feelings at son's age.] [Psychologist Jerome BRODLIE - states that parent should listen to child when he wants to talk.] [2nd WOMAN - cites own and others' experiences in being put off by those whom they've tried to talk to; asks that they take time to talk.]
REPORTER: Morton Dean
- Dean, Morton;
- Mudd, Roger
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