DARIEN — Nearly 1 in 10 students in town has contemplated suicide, according to a survey of those in sixth to 12th grade.

That was one of the takeaways from a survey given recently to Darien students that, organizers said, gives the town its first comprehensive understanding of what mental health struggles teens are facing, including how many have struggled with suicidal ideation.

Georgette Harrison, who helped organize the survey, said the numbers can be jarring to see. Though she is aware of the national mental health crisis as the director of clinical and community partnerships at the Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut, Harrison said the statistics hit her hard as a parent. Read more here: