New Mexico reaches highest suicide rate in the country

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New Mexico had the highest rate of suicide in the country for teens ages 15-19. Some factors include a large rural population, high rate of poverty, and an overall lack of counselors. Cronkite News reporter Jordan Elder takes a look at how one high school from Albuquerque senior is striving to raise awareness on mental health. The story is part of a partnership between Arizona PBS, Cronkite News, and the Arizona Community Foundation to explore critical issues facing Arizonians.

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