Gov. Sununu signs bill aimed at preventing youth suicides
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Gov. Chris Sununu signed a bill Friday aimed at preventing youth suicides by requiring training for teachers and students.
Suicide is among the leading causes of death for young people, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and has become more common in New Hampshire over the past 20 years.
The bill signed into law Friday directs local school districts to develop policies to prevent suicide, assess students at risk of suicide and respond to student suicide, as well as to provide training about youth suicide to staff and students. The bill passed with bipartisan support, and Sununu signed it into law Friday.