Over the past 15 years, deaths by suicide have increased 24 percent in the United States. Suicide is now the second leading cause of death for adolescents, and surveys report that one in four youth considered suicide during the summer of 2020. Designed for the general public, this course provides background information on suicide, including warning signs, risk factors, myths vs. facts, and next steps for prevention. Schools may share this course with parent-teacher organizations to foster productive community conversations about suicide prevention.
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