Feeling isolated he decided to take his own life. He hanged himself in a bathroom. The facility was being required by state licensing officials to take "corrective action".
At little too late for the poor boy who to this day remains unnamed.
It was a tragedy caused by using in-patient treatment instead of out-patient treatment. To ensure success the teenager in treatment needs support from both family and friends - especially when the treatment takes place many states away.
May he rest in peace.
- Teen facility targets suicide prevention - State ordered steps be taken after hanging (Deseret News)
- Four recent Utah deaths in treatment programs (Salt Lake Tribune)