San Pedro Youth Coalition

San Pedro Youth Coalition

San Pedro Youth Coalition
P.O. Box 78
San Pedro, CA 90733
(310) 831-9302

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Youth Suicide Prevention Information


Information furnished by Los Angeles Unified School District

YOUTH SUICIDE:

What a parent needs to know:
Now approaching epidemic proportions, suicide is currently the third leading cause of death among teenagers in the United States. It is estimated that 300 to 400 teen suicides occur per year in Los Angeles County; this is equivalent to one teenager lost every day. Evidence indicates that for every suicide, they are 50 to 100 attempts at suicide. Due to the stigma associated with suicide, available statistics may well underestimate the problem. Nevertheless, these figures do underscore the urgent need to seek a solution to the suicide epidemic among our young people.


For More Information Please Follow These Links


24 HOUR
SUICIDE PREVENTION HOT LINE
(877) 7-CRISIS (Toll Free in Los Angeles County)


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