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Teenager committed suicide by jumping off Loop 375 ramp, police say

EL PASO, Texas - A 14-year-old boy who died after falling from the Loop 375 ramp at Interstate 10 committed suicide, according to a police spokesman.

Police responded to 12300 Gateway West shortly after 6 a.m. Saturday, where officers found the boy's body.

At the time, police said they did not suspect foul play.

The determination of suicide was made by the medical examiner's office, police said.

ABC-7 only reports on suicides when it believes the story will help raise awareness about the problem.

In this case, ABC-7 decided to update the article due to an overwhelming demand from viewers asking for clarification on the boy's death.

A new app gives people struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts quick access to trained professionals.

The video below shows you how to download and use the "Mental Health and U" App:

According to the Emergence Health Network:

  • An estimated one in four adults suffers from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year
  • Approximately 1 in 5 youth ages 13-18 experiences a severe mental crisis in their lifetime
  • 90% of people who die by suicide are also believed to have had a mental health disorder

If you need help, you can also call the Local Crisis Hotline Number 915-779-1800.

Below are more resources to help prevent teen suicides:

LINK: The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide

LINK: Suicide Prevention Information for Teens

LINK: 7 Essential Steps Parents Can Take to Prevent Teen Suicide

LINK: Youth Suicide Prevention Program

LINK: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

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