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The Silicon Valley Suicides
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Source: The Atlantic

Hanna Rosin’s haunting narrative asks the question, “Why are so many high schoolers with bright prospects killing themselves in Palo Alto?”

The Silicon Valley Suicides

Comments from the Judges:

“The amount of reporting that went into this story is just unbelievable. I was blown away by all the little details Rosin was able to include and it helped to really paint this horrifying picture of suicide in one of the least likely places – or as it turns out, one of the most likely places.”