HEALTHY LIVING

Teenage Suicides On Nantucket Bewilder Experts

03/28/2008 05:12 am 05:12:01 | Updated Nov 17, 2011

If the three deaths were connected, no one on the island could say exactly how. The first, a 15-year-old, killed himself at his home near the high school in February 2007. The second, a 17-year-old 'A' student and an athlete, committed suicide last October.

The third, a 16-year-old found dead at home in January, may have been an accidental death, not a suicide. None had been good friends.

Yet they were all islanders, talented and well-liked students in a high school of 400 that had not had a suicide for more than 40 years.

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