The Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced the release of a new video that puts a new focus prevent suicide among children. It’s the second in a series of videos by the GBI, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, Voices for Georgia’s Children and the Division of Family and Children Services.
Little Ones Learning Center, located in the Forest Park neighborhood of metro Atlanta, is taking health and wellness beyond the daily meals they serve.
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.
In the past three years, 144 Georgians under age 25 have taken their own lives, according to the Georgia Child Fatality Review Panel. The group says that 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 likely attempted suicide during the same three-year period.