Suicide has been the second-leading cause of death for young Hoosiers between the ages of 15 and 24 since 2009. According to the Indiana State Department of Health Youth Risk Behavior Study, one in five Indiana high school students seriously considered attempting suicide in the past year and one in six have made a plan for attempting suicide.
Working with youth who may be considering suicide can be difficult. In order to help, it is important to recognize the warning signs or signals of suicidal intentions. Information and education can empower all people, regardless of background, to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know.
Attend this Talk Saves Lives™ community-based presentation to learn more about suicide, the research on prevention and what we can do to fight suicide. This workshop will help you learn more about suicide statistics, who it affects, the risk and warning signs of suicide, and what can be done individually and as a community to prevent it.