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How do you stop a youth suicide crisis from happening? Experts say it begins with education


How do you stop a youth suicide crisis from happening? Experts say it begins with education

WATCH ABOVE: Students in Woodstock march out of class to protest spike in teen suicides. Mark Carcasole reports.

As the community of Woodstock, Ont., struggles to come to terms with why five young people killed themselves in recent months, mental health experts say education and more mental health research is needed to prevent these crises from happening.

 

http://globalnews.ca/video/2746484/students-in-woodstock-march-out-of-class-to-protest-spike-in-teen-suicides

 

Hundreds of students walked out of class Tuesday in the small southwestern Ontario town, demanding action in the wake of the suicides.

READ MORE: Students walk out of classes after 5 youth suicides in Woodstock, Ont.

Jada Downing was marching for her 17-year-old stepsister who took her life in May.

“A lot of people just don’t know how to reach out for help,” Downing said.

“I think that today will be an eye opener for a lot of people, and they will be able to get the help that my sister needed.”

Marnin Heisel, a clinical psychologist and professor at the University of Western Ontario, said young people are often the “canaries in the mine” that express problems faced by society at a broader level.—http://globalnews.ca/news/2747215/how-do-you-stop-a-youth-suicide-crisis-from-happening-experts-say-it-begins-with-education/

 

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  1. Reblogged this on Children in Prison WHY THEY ARE THERE?.

    June 7, 2016 at 8:50 pm

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