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.
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.
A startling statistic, 144 youths have taken their own lives in the past three years in Georgia. It’s those tragedies that have led to a new effort to prevent youth suicide. That is part of a new public service announcement that will soon hit TV screens around the state. The PSA includes survivors who bravely share their stories about suicide attempts.
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.