Governor Deal Strives to Lower Youth Suicide Rates

By Whitney Shelton
WALB News 10 Albany, GA

State leaders are working to combat the issue of youth suicide.

Governor Nathan Deal attended a conference on Thursday at the Capitol about how those struggling can seek help. State agencies and private organizations produced a public service announcement on suicide prevention.

The PSA they created featured peer groups and let the youth know they are not alone. An alarming number of around 150 young suicide deaths have occurred in Georgia in the last 3 years. “That is a statistic that we want to see dropped significantly,” said Deal.

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