New Jersey 101.5 presents a four-part series about youth suicide in New Jersey. Join Eric Scott on-air and online at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, for a live conversation with New Jersey advocates and medical professionals about this growing problem.
Youth Suicide Prevention
Is your child really OK? Youth suicide experts urge parents to spot changes
The trouble is, a change in behavior for a teenager isn't automatically a sign of suicidal ideation.
Watch the replay: Stopping youth suicide town hall
New Jersey 101.5’s Eric Scott leads the news and digital departments as we address suicide among Garden State children.
Youth suicide — how NJ schools play a role in reducing the numbers
Two fathers who lost children to suicide are the main reason New Jersey's teachers have been required for years to receive training in the area of suicide prevention on a regular basis.
Youth suicide in NJ — LGBTQ youth at much greater risk, stats show
"They hear negative comments from their families, they hear it from school, they hear it from the community, they hear it from society," William Placek (he/him), president of PFLAG Jersey Shore, told New Jersey 101.5.
Youth suicide — the alarming numbers in New Jersey
In New Jersey, suicide is the third-leading cause of death among youth between 10 and 24 years of age, statistics show.