By Adam Clark | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com New Jersey will spend $6 million on mental health training for school and college employees in response toan NJ Advance Media investigation of the state’s rising suicide rate among teens and young adults. The state will also form a working group of experts to develop mental … Continue reading N.J. pledges $6M to combat teen suicide in response to NJ.com investigation
‘Are You Thinking About Suicide?’ By Mary Ellen Flannery. January 2020. NEA Today Magazine http://neatoday.org/2020/01/15/teen-suicide-what-educators-need-to-know/ “In the last nine days, in just this area, we’ve lost another three students to suicide,” said Tim Warnock, a physical education teacher in the suburbs of Phoenix, after a series of student deaths in October 2019. The numbers are … Continue reading As suicide rates climb among American teens, educators need to ask and listen.
By SHANNON GREEN ORLANDO SENTINEL. JAN 03, 2020 Are you going to be OK, mom? Shibbon Winelle said those were among the final words uttered by her son, Bryce Gowdy, before he left their motel room and stood in front of a freight train. Bryce, who was 17, died of suicide a week before the Deerfield … Continue reading After Bryce Gowdy’s suicide, let’s elevate the conversation about poverty’s effects on youth | Commentary
More NJ teens are killing themselves in a crisis no one was prepared for https://projects.nj.com/features/depression/index.html By Adam Clark| NJ Advance Media for NJ.com The last time Jeremy Fries and his girlfriend, Ally, saw each other, they were holding hands in the high school cafeteria just like they did virtually every day during lunch.