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City Council approves bill to provide more suicide prevention resources to NYC students

The New York City Council approved a new bill aimed at providing suicide prevention resources to students.

News 12 Staff

Nov 22, 2022, 6:40 PM

Updated 579 days ago

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The New York City Council approved a new bill aimed at providing suicide prevention resources to students.
The new bill requires the Department of Education to annually distribute the information to all students starting September 2023.
Council members say this approval will connect students experiencing mental health-related distress to accessible care and support. Officials say the move is particularly critical after students experienced two years of isolation during the pandemic.
Health experts say suicide continues to be a serious problem among young people. It is the second leading cause of death among children, adolescents and young adults 15-24 years old.
If you or someone you know is struggling, visit the Office of Mental Health website for resources and information.


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