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In 2018, 12% of adolescents in NC attempted suicide, with an even greater number expected to attempt suicide in the context of COVID-19. School closures and mandatory social distancing, coupled with stressful home environments, place adolescents with suicidal urges at significantly greater risk for suicide. Appalachian State University is partnering with seven schools and three counties to prevent suicides in Allegheny, Ashe, and Watauga Counties.

 

Youth Suicide Prevention – For More Information

The Challenge – What is the problem communities are facing?

The Solution – What is the innovative solution we want to highlight?

The Players – Who did what to make the innovative solution work in the community?

The Promise – Why do we think this solution holds promise for other communities?

 


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