New Jersey Revised Statutes § 30:9a-26 - Public Awareness Campaign On Youth Suicide Prevention And Intervention.

30:9A-26 Public awareness campaign on youth suicide prevention and intervention.

5.The Commissioner of Human Services shall develop and publicize, in consultation with the council, a public awareness campaign on youth suicide prevention and intervention, the goals of which shall be to:

a.increase voluntary reporting of youth suicides and attempts at suicide by professionals who are likely to know of suicides and attempts in the course of their employment;

b.increase referrals by these professionals to therapeutic services available to youths who contemplate or attempt suicide;

c.increase public awareness of the incidence and causes of youth suicide attempts and decrease the stigma currently associated with depression and suicide; and

d.encourage the use by families of short-term and long-term public and private mental health services, as well as other services, to reduce the incidence of attempted and completed suicides by youths.


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