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Youth Suicide Prevention and Zero-Tolerance School Policies

September is Suicide Prevention Month. While middle-aged and older people are heavily impacted, suicide is the second leading leading cause of death for people aged 10-24 in the United States. Suicide rates for this age group increased by 52 percent from 2000-2021. In the US, there are 3,703 suicide attempts by kids in grades 9-12 per day. Of youth who die from suicide, 60 percent were living with depression. Youth who struggle in school, particularly, are facing increased vulnerability.

September 13, 2023 by