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'Suicide game' sparks concern in the Tri-State

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Many concerned parents in the Tri-State are talking about a so-called "suicide game” on Facebook.

Two recent local suicide deaths of minors have some wondering if the game is connected. 

Hamilton County Coroner Lakshmi Samarco tells FOX19 NOW they do not believe the two kids' deaths were related to any "suicide game"
 
The groups are allegedly called 'will they miss me, when i'm gone' and 'who will join me.'

People gathered in Price Hill tonight for a vigil to remember a young boy who took his life this week.

"I'm just basically putting out the message that we need to as parents get more involved with our kids and it's just as simple as that,” said the boys’ stepfather Nathan Calhoun.

“As far as a game being played, I don't know," Calhoun said. "I can't speak on that because it’s different situation for different situations. You might have some kids that’s playing a game."

If you think your child has a plan to attempt suicide, please contact Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Psychiatric Intake Response Center at 513-636-4124, or immediately take the child to the emergency room at Children’s Hospital, 3333 Burnet Avenue, 45219.

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