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Preventing Teen Suicide

Posted Thursday, August 21, 2014

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Preventing Teen Suicide The number two cause of death among teens and young adults in Ohio, behind accidents, is suicide. More than twice as many people die by suicide in this state each year than by homicide. We do so much to protect our kids. Protecting them from themselves may be the hardest thing of all. State legislators are proposing a bill that would try to increase awareness on college campuses around the state. What else can be done to reduce suicide among young adults?


Health, Mental Health


Jane Timmons-Mitchell, Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychologist; Senior Research Associate with the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education at Case Western Reserve University; Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Marlene Anielski, State Representative from Walton Hills and the mother of a son who committed suicide in 2010

Marnie Kauffman, FrontLine Service Crisis Intervention Specialist

Jane Lewins, Co-chair of Northern Ohio chapter of the American Foundation for suicide prevention, parent of a child who died by suicide

Additional Information

National Alliance on Mental Illness, Greater Cleveland

Suicide Prevention Education Alliance, Ohio

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Northern Ohio

Northeast Ohio Hotline Numbers

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