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Hastings teen dies by suicide on Oct. 22, 2012

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Hastings teen dies by suicide on Oct. 22, 2012
Hastings Minnesota 745 Spiral Boulevard 55033

A Hastings teen died by suicide on Monday, Oct. 22, 2012.

The teen was found outside his residence.

Dakota County deputies were called to the scene.

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Additional grief counselors are at Hastings High School today to assist students as needed.

Resources

Several resources are available for anyone having a mental health crisis.

Among them is the the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

Editor's note

About six months ago, the Star Gazette changed its policies with how we report suicides. A link to our reasons why is attached to this article.

We are doing our best to follow a set of policies outlined at www.reportingonsuicide.org.

Among their findings: "Covering suicide carefully, even briefly, can change public misperceptions and correct myths which can encourage those who are vulnerable or at risk to seek help."

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Chad Richardson
Chad Richardson is the publisher and editor at the Hastings Star Gazette. He was the general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He previously worked at the Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.
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