Research shows suicide is the second leading cause of death in young adults nationwide. In response to increased deaths by suicide in counties across South Carolina, Healthy Learners is training teachers, school counselors, and community leaders in Youth Mental Health First Aid. This evidence-based training gives participants the skills to identify signs and symptoms of mental illness and/or substance use.

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It is estimated that

80%

of individuals who die by suicide displayed signs beforehand

Suicide is the

#2

leading cause of death in young adults

In an average day, there are more than

5,200

suicide attempts made by middle school and high school students

Youth Mental Health First Aid infographic

To learn more information on our Youth Mental Health First Aid services, please contact:

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Aixa Rodriguez-Mariani

Program Manager Waccamaw
Phone: 803.530.0753
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