Digital Town Hall: Teen suicide and prevention

JOINING US FOR TONIGHT’S DIGITAL TOWN HALL BECOMING A LIFE LINE TONIGHT IS ALL ABOUT HAVING A CONVERSATION ABOUT AN ISSUE THAT AFFECTS PEOPLE ALL OVER THE COUNTRY AND IN ALL CORNERS OF SIOUXLAND SUICIDE IS THE SECOND LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH IN TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTS–BUT IT’S AN ISSUE THAT AFFECTS MORE THAN THE LIVES THAT ARE LOST THE C-D-C CONDUCTS THE YOUTH RISK BEHAVIOR SURVEY EVERY TWO YEARS– EVALUATING RISKY BEHAVOIRS IN TEENS–INCLUDING SUICIDE AND

THOUGHTS OF DEPRESSION THE MOST RECENT DATA FROM 20-17 SHOWS A CONCERNING TREND IN THIS CATEGORY– OVER THE PAST DECADE, A CONTINUED RISE IN THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE FEELING PERSISTANT FEELINGS OF SADNESS OR HOPELESSNESS MORE TEENS SERIOUSLY CONSIDERING ATTEMPTING SUIDIING, MAKING A SUICIDE PLAN OR BECOMING INJURED IN A SUICIDE ATTEMPT AND IN 20-17, IOWA’S RESULTS WERE HIGHER THAN THE NATIONAL AVERAGE IN NEARLY EVERY ONE OF THE CATEGORIES RELATING TO SUICIDE AND MENTAL HEALTH THE SURVEY SAYS 17 PERCENT OF AMERICAN TEENS CONSIDERED SUICIDE IN 2017–IN IOWA, IT WAS 20 PERCENT THESE STATISTICS ALSO SHOW MORE GIRLS STRUGGLE WITH DEPRESSION AND THOUGHTS OF SUICIDE–BUT ITS AN ISSUE THAT AFFECTS YOUNG PEOPLE OF EVERY RACE, GENDER, RELIGION AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS IT’S WHY WE HAVE GATHERED SOME OF THE MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS WHO ARE WORKING ON THESE ISSUES EVERY SINGLE DAY TO BE WITH US HERE IN THE STUDIO TONGITH TO HELP US ALL LEARN MORE ABOUT THESE ISSUES AND WHY ITS SO IMPORTANT TO HAVE MORE CONVERSATIONS LIKE THIS ONE THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING HERE TONIGHT PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF AND TELL US MORE ABOUT THE WORK YOU DO HERE IN SIOUXLAND ALBERT OKINE BERNIE SCOLARO RASHEL BARK 1-WHATS CAUSING THE PROBLEM 2-WARNING SIGNS

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