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Partnership In Forsyth County Addressing Teen Suicide

A water fountain inside a hallway at a school at Chapel Hill Carrboro Public Schools.
Brian Batista
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For WUNC
A water fountain inside a hallway at a school at Chapel Hill Carrboro Public Schools.

Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools and Wake Forest University Athletics are partnering to address the rising rate of youth suicide.

Starting next month, seventh graders in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools will begin watching videos originally produced for Wake Forest University athletes.

The "Signs of Suicide Prevention" presentations will include discussions to teach students about the warning signs of suicide and depression. Students will be encouraged to reach out to a trusted adult if they are concerned about someone or if they're in need of support.

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 10-to-17-year olds in North Carolina.

 

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