Aiming to #combat #teen #suicide, #Georgia turns to #social #media


ATLANTA — Georgia officials are turning to social media in an effort to cut down on teen suicides.
WABE Radio reports that 144 children and teenagers in Georgia took their own lives from 2015 to 2017. Authorities said as of mid-February, at least four children in the state had killed themselves.

Now, state officials are releasing videos on YouTube to try and reach young people with the message that help is available.

Trebor Randle, a special agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Child Fatality Program, says that prevention is the major key to reducing the suicide rate among young people.

 

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