New website seeks to help those affected by youth suicide

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A Philadelphia mural in progress called "Finding the Light Within," sheds light on youth suicide. Jonathan Singer, a professor of social work at Temple, worked with the mural's artist to create a complementary website where people can share stories about surviving the loss of a loved one to suicide, or helping someone through a suicidal crisis. Singer hopes that the site will help alleviate some of the stigma surrounding suicidal thoughts. "You start thinking, 'No one wants to hear about this,' then you're beside yourself because [you think] there's nobody there," he said.