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It's being called an epidemic; suicides and attempted suicides in our state at an all-time high.

The increase in teen suicides is especially concerning.

It was just the end of September when a community and state were left in shock after Stillwater middle school student took his own life.

Bruce Willit is a father who knows all too well the impact a suicide can have on a family, school and community.

Willit talked with us about his experience.

He said every parent must ask themselves, is there something more I could have done.

Edmond is one of the hardest hit communities where just last week another teen killed himself.

Ken Elliott with the Suicide Prevention Summit 2012 talked with us about how the community is joining forces and hosting the suicide prevention task force at the University of Central Oklahoma. It is open to the public.

Suicide Prevention Summit
Monday 6 p.m.
UCO Transformative Learning Building
(Inside the Radtke Theater)

Click here for more information or call Elliott at (405) 974-2387.