The Cherokee County School District and Georgia Bureau of Investigation next week will co-host a summit on youth suicide prevention.
The Cherokee County Youth Suicide Prevention Summit, which is open to the public, is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5, at the Cherokee County Conference Center at 1130 Bluffs Parkway, Canton 30114.
According to the GBI, 144 youth have taken their own lives in Georgia in the past three years. For every young person who dies by suicide, national statistics indicate 25 others will have attempted to take their own lives. That means approximately 3,600 other children have attempted suicide during the same time.
In response, the GBI and Child Fatality Review are starting a conversation, through this summit and others being held across the state, to talk about what can be done to prevent suicides in Georgia.