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Strike a Chord: Does Bullying Cause Suicide?

Many anti-bullying campaigns link bullying to suicide. But should they? As part of WFUV's Strike a Chord Campaign on teen suicide prevention, Jeff Coltin finds out.
There must be dozens, or even hundreds of videos like it on Youtube. A teen gets bullied at school, goes home, get bullied online, and then, attempts suicide.
 
They are powerful, and most end with a message of hope: "you can stop bullying, you can prevent suicide."

Strike a Chord: What's a School to Do?

Teachers have to be quick on their feet, but what do they do when tragedy strikes? As part of WFUV's Strike a Chord campaign on teen suicide prevention, we headed to one school that had to find out.
Last spring, a student at the High School for Math, Science and Engineering at City College in Manhattan died by suicide. Five months later, a group of sophomores, who asked to stay anonymous, said the tragedy doesn't come up much.