Statewide school program aims to prevent suicide

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Eight Idaho schools are participating in a statewide pilot project intended to prevent suicides among people ages 10 to 24.

The Idaho Lives Project is a partnership between the Idaho State Department of Education and the Suicide Prevention Action Network of Idaho.

The Post Register reports (http://bit.ly/1iwn7wO) in a story on Thursday that the project has two eastern Idaho schools.

Teton High School in Driggs and Salmon High School are each receiving a $3,000 grant plus training for staff and students to put in place a program called Sources of Strength.

That's a suicide prevention program that uses peer social networks to prevent bullying, substance abuse and suicide.

Officials selected schools for the program based on a history of youth suicide and student demographics that show a higher risk.

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Information from: Post Register, http://www.postregister.com

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