A group of people in Chattooga County are trying to get a Suicide Prevention Awareness team together to help families who have experienced suicide cope with their loss, and help the public be aware of signs to help understand how to seek help for individuals contemplating suicide.
Earlier this week, AM 1180 reported that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is concerned about an alarming number of teenage suicides in Georgia over the past year. According to the GBI, forty-three children took their own lives in Georgia and already this year, at least eighteen children and teenagers have taken their own lives. In Northwest Georgia their are an average of thirty-eight suicides per year in all age groups and Chattooga County averages three suicides per year.
Organizers of the event are asking for anyone interested to attend the meeting. The next meeting is scheduled for next Tuesday evening, May 22 at 6:30 – 8 PM and will be held at the Senior Center, behind the Chattooga County Library on Farrar Drive.
Anyone can attend this meeting to share their thoughts.