Georgia Child Fatality Review Panel Announces Release of PSAs Targeting Youth Suicide

Staff Report
The Covington News
  
DECATUR, Ga. – In the past three years, 144 youth have taken their own lives in Georgia.  For every young person who dies by suicide, national statistics indicate 25 others will have attempted to take their own lives.  That means approximately 3,600 other children have attempted suicide during the same time.  In response, several Georgia organizations have come together to produce a series of public service announcements aimed at children helping children.

The PSAs include survivors who have attempted suicide and bravely share their stories in dealing with depression, anxiety, and other adolescent issues. Others offer hope and support in this peer-to-peer message to children who may be at risk.