Interviews with parents, friends of teens who took their own lives, along with hopeful stories of young people who survived their own struggles, are featured along with experts on prevention and postvention in North Country schools.
Second leading cause of death for young people age 15 to 19.
Amanda and Shawn LaDuke saw their son as busy, happy, looking to the future.
Jess Desourdy says her son Kai changed dramatically in the year before he died by suicide.
The adolescent brain isn't fully equipped with judgment skills, impulse control, experts say.
District shares its protocol, experiences with other schools.
"We don't talk about it enough," Bonnie Black says. "That stops people from accessing care."
Coalition to Prevent Suicide teaches "first-aid" for the brain in preventing suicide.
School response can add to or ease pain for students.
If news of tragedy goes out without support services, others are are at risk, Jay Lebrun says.
State-mandated curriculum adds to existing prevention programs in local schools.
Nick LaBombard says he couldn't see his life getting better, but it did.
Our series on teen suicide this past week offered some mixed messages that just emphasize the absolute need to eradicate stigma.