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NCSACW Webinar: Addressing Needs of Adolescents at Risk of Suicide
January 19 @ 10:00 am
The National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW) will host a Meeting the Moment: How child welfare and substance use disorder treatment professionals can address the needs of adolescents at risk of suicide and mental health concerns webinar on Jan. 19 at 10:00 a.m. Participants will learn strategies to help the increasing number of adolescents at risk of suicide and mental health concerns. Among adolescents ages 15-19, rates of suicide began to increase in 2000 from 8 per 100,000 adolescents, reaching a peak of 11.8 per 100,000 adolescents in 2017. In 2019, suicide was the second leading cause of death for adolescents and young adults. Increases in suicide rates parallel increases among adolescents and young adults with self-harm attempts and depression.