Saving Lives: Preventing Youth Suicide
Suicide in this nation is reaching epidemic proportions. It is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. Suicide affects people of all ages. But in Michigan, there has been an alarming 33 percent increase in death by suicide in the past 20 years among young people between the ages of 10 and 24. Yet, Michigan remains one of only 17 states without mandated teaching training in suicide prevention.
Something needs to be one. And Detroit Public TV – in collaboration with the Children’s Foundation and Kevin’s Song – launched an initiative to bring attention to this urgent issue and to rally support among those in the lives of youth to battle this mental health crisis.
We are gathering experts in the field, educators, counselors and the survivors of suicide who will share their personal stories for an open and earnest conversation.
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National Suicide Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) OR TEXT “GO” TO 741741