Opinion-Editorial

The crisis surrounding youth suicide around Lane County

There is a mental health emergency happening among our youth. In Lane County alone the suicide rate among adolescents under the age of 23 has nearly doubled since the beginning of the year, according to public health officals. 

Currently, Lane County meets the defintion of a “suicide cluster” which the CDC defines as a “group of suicides, suicide attempts, or self-harm events that occur closer together in time and space than would normally be expected in a given community.”

As a parent, guardian or even friend, you can play a role in . . .

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