Ohio schools to get suicide awareness training

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Ohio officials are partnering with the non-profit Jason Foundation to provide training and information to teachers, coaches, other school personnel, students and parents about suicide — the second-leading cause of death in the 15- to 24 age group. An average of 100 young people in the U.S. take their own lives weekly, but experts say many could be prevented because 80 percent give clear signals in advance.

“We must do something to help our youth who are suffering through this epidemic in silence...before it is too late and they make the wrong decision,” Anielski, a Republican from Independence, said at a Statehouse press conference today.

Her son, Joseph, committed suicide on March 4, 2010, when he was a senior in high school.

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