Statewide school program aims to prevent suicide

      IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Eight Idaho schools are participating in a statewide pilot project intended to prevent suicides among people ages 10 to 24.

      The Idaho Lives Project is a partnership between the Idaho State Department of Education and the Suicide Prevention Action Network of Idaho.

      The Post Register reports in a story on Thursday that the project has two eastern Idaho schools.

      Teton High School in Driggs and Salmon High School are each receiving a $3,000 grant plus training for staff and students to put in place a program called Sources of Strength.

      That's a suicide prevention program that uses peer social networks to prevent bullying, substance abuse and suicide.

      Officials selected schools for the program based on a history of youth suicide and student demographics that show a higher risk.


      Information from: Post Register