Videos are New State Tactic Against Teen Suicides

By Andy Miller
Georgia Health News

The state has produced powerful new videos in an effort to help combat teenage suicide.

The Public Service Announcements, released by the GBI’s Child Fatality Review Panel, feature teens talking about depression and hopelessness – and ways to overcome them.

Over the past three years, 144 children/teenagers committed suicide in Georgia. Already this year, four more suicides have occurred, including that of a 9-year-old.

Suicide is the second-leading cause of death for people ages 10-14 in Georgia and the third-leading cause of death for people ages 15-24, according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.