Bodily injuries remain the leading cause of death and suffering among U.S. children and teens. Each day, 20 children die from preventable injuries—more than all other diseases combined. In parallel, the nation’s second leading cause of death among people ages 10 to 24 is suicide.
The Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center (HIPRC) and UW Forefront Suicide Prevention center are working together to “shine a light” on ways to prevent youth suicide.
This partnership, together with the Injury Free Coalition for Kids, is part of the inaugural National Injury Prevention Day on Wednesday, November 18, 2020. Hospitals and trauma centers across the U.S. will be bathed in green light to “Shine a Light” on opportunities to prevent serious childhood injury. Harborview Medical Center’s Tower roof and 9th Ave entrance will be illuminated in green on November 18, 2020.
HIPRC is partnering with UW School of Social Work’s Forefront Suicide Prevention group to share a digital suicide prevention and safe storage toolkit. The toolkit includes videos, information and resources on suicide prevention and safe storage.
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