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Putting a stop to suicides, Community Connections

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is launching events nationwide this week, in an effort to discuss ways to prevent suicides among our youth.

The events are for “National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day,” which is observed nationwide on May 9th.

This year’s Awareness Day theme is “Suicide Prevention: Strategies That Work.”

SAMHSA is beginning the week-long events at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Hubert H. Humphrey Building in Washington, D.C., focusing on the impact suicide has on children and their families.

Through state funding, Community Connections in Princeton is a partner for these events and is ready to provide help for youth in need of resources, while encouraging families to reach out for help if they suspect something is wrong.

“Parents may not know what’s going on with them or how to fix it themselves,” said Savanna Linkous, Adult Intervention Specialist for Community Connections. “They may need help so it’s important to stay active in your children’s lives.”

For more information and resources about suicide prevention, contact Community Connections.

Jennifer Roberts

Multimedia Journalist

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