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South Bend Tribune (Indiana)

December 22, 2004

TeenScreen assesses mental health of high school students

By: David Rumbach

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Despite its long and widespread use, TeenScreen has not been proven to actually reduce suicide rates.

"Teen suicides, while tragic, are so rare that the study would have to be impossibly huge to show a meaningful difference in mortality between screened and unscreened students", Caruano said.

"You'd have to be screening almost the whole country to reach statistical significance", he said.

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