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Preventing teen suicide in Wyoming

Preventing teen suicide in Wyoming

The Diocese of Wyoming has  committed some of its trust funds to preventing teen suicide. The Jackson Hole News and Guide reports:

Three student actors line up in a YouTube video as an ominous piano tune plays. They speak from different perspectives: One is a student council leader, one is the tennis team captain and one has checked into a mental hospital. Only the latter has yet to kill herself.

Operating in the state with the highest suicide rate of all 50, the Episcopal Diocese of Wyoming is trying to make a difference with two suicide prevention videos featuring a group of young Jackson actors….

Posted to the [Diocese of Wyoming website], the videos chronicle the tragedies and expound on the skewed reasoning that can lead youths to suicide. One of the educational films, a remake of another scripted by the Mayo Clinic, shows six youths pleading with the viewer to take it seriously when someone mentions the possibility of hurting himself.

 

 

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