Hospital Partners With Prevention Organization To Shine Light On ‘Silent Epidemic’ Of Teen Suicide
Aurora Santa Rosa Hospital staff will be trained by The Jason Foundation to do outreach, training and education in the local community.
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New Suicide Prevention Program Targets Youths In Sonoma County
Aurora Santa Rosa Hospital, a local inpatient psychiatric facility, is partnering with a national youth suicide prevention organization to help curb what the group calls the “silent epidemic” of teen suicide. Aurora staff will be trained by The Jason Foundation to coordinate anti-suicide education and outreach efforts in the region, said Clark Flatt, founder and president of the nonprofit Hendersonville, Tenn., foundation. Suicide is the second-leading cause of death for young people ages 10 to 24, behind car accidents and other unintentional injuries, Flatt said Thursday, citing 2014 data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Espinoza, 5/5)