Mental health event designed to help raise awareness after teen suicides

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PAWLEYS ISLAND, SC (WBTW) – Waccamaw High School continues efforts to raise awareness after multiple suicides or attempted suicides.

And now the community is looking to raise awareness, too.

Students participated in a walkout on Monday to raise awareness.  School leaders say six students attempted or committed suicide in separate incidents.

The Georgetown County School District says it has added more counselors and a suicide hotline.

On Thursday, the National Alliance on Mental Illness will host an “Ending the Silence” presentation at 7 p.m. at the Pawleys Island Community Church.

The presentation is designed strictly for parents and guardians of middle or high school aged youth, according to the Georgetown County School District.

People who attend will learn the signs and symptoms of mental health conditions, early warning signs, and the importance of acknowledging those signs.

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