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AHSAA SCHOOLS TO OBSERVE NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION WEEK (WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY IS SEPTEMBER 10)

   The AHSAA is proud to partner with the Jason Foundation, which works together with schools across the nation for the awareness and prevention of youth suicide.
   September is National Suicide Prevention Month; Sept. 8-14 is National Suicide Prevention Week; and Tuesday, Sept. 10, is World Suicide Prevention Day.
   The Jason Foundation reports that the latest CDC WISQARS National Data (2017) shows suicide is the second leading cause of death for ages 10-14 in Alabama and third leading  cause of death for ages 12-18 (middle and high-school age) and college-age youth in the state.
   To learn more about recognizing risk factors or for other information, go to the Jason Foundation website found at:

http://jasonfoundation.com/  or call 615-264-2323.

Also, we want to thank University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban for providing public service videos concerning this important topic. Please feel free to use these PSAs in your school and to send out over your school’s social media platform. If your school or school system participates in the NFHS Network School Broadcast Program or with any other broadcast program, please consider incorporating these videos into your school broadcast package. The link to the PSAs can be found at:
http://www.ahsaa.com/School-Parent-Resources/Suicide-Awareness-Week

Thank you for your continued support and commitment to the health and safety of our student-athletes at your school, especially concerning this important topic.

If you have questions or need additional information, feel free to contact the AHSAA office.

 




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