Link found between Utah suicides, lost device privileges

  • AP Photo/Rick Bowmer Michael Friedrichs, Bureau of Health Promotion Epidemiologist, Utah Department of Health, speaks to reporters during a news conference Thursday in Salt Lake City.

SALT LAKE CITY — Researchers studying a spike in teen suicides in Utah found that 18 of the 150 youngsters who took their own lives in a five-year period had recently lost privileges to use their electronic devices such as phones, tablets and gaming systems, according to a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report made public Thursday.

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