Area high schools host assembly to prevent youth suicide

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – In an effort to prevent youth suicide, multiple organizations have joined together to bring potentially life-saving school assemblies to schools in the Fort Wayne area.

According to 2015 research from the Indiana Youth Institute, one in six Indiana high school students have considered attempting suicide, and one in eight have made a plan for attempting suicide.

Seven area high school schools will host the “Get Schooled Tour,” a one-hour school assembly that combines interactive polling, live music, and a motivational video, according to the press release. It is tailored for teens in public schools. The schools have teamed with RemedyLIVE, a web-based chat center that invites young people to communicate their struggles in their life.

The assembly also brings awareness to Lutheran Foundation’s website Look Up, which provides students and families a place to find resources that are available to them.

Area middle and high schools participating in the event include Lakeland and Prairie Heights in LaGrange, Westview in Topeka, Adams Central in Monroe, South Adams in Berne, Belmont in Decatur, and New Haven in New Haven.

For more information, visit Get Schooled Tour.

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