SIOUX CITY, IA (Sept. 14, 2021)—Suicide is the second-leading cause of death for youth ages 14 to 18. It is critical to change the conversation about suicide. Preventing these tragedies means moving suicide prevention efforts upstream, reaching children earlier, and giving them support. By encouraging others to talk about mental health and suicide helps to reduce stigma and raise awareness.
The attached flyer was created by members of the SEBH team at Northwest AEA, and it provides resources for educators, administrators, and families to help troubled youth.
With offices in Sioux City, Sioux Center, Cherokee, Denison, Le Mars and Onawa, Northwest Area Education Agency (AEA) works in partnership with public and accredited private schools in a 10-county area of northwest Iowa to help assure that all children reach their full potential. The AEA provides special education support services, media and technology services, a variety of instructional services, professional development and leadership to promote school improvement. The Iowa General Assembly created the state’s AEA system in 1975. It is widely regarded as one of the finest in the country. For more information about Northwest AEA, visit www.nwaea.org.