CDC epi-aid report on youth suicide in Fairfax county

Date: 2015
(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)

Information

Type:  Guidelines/Recommendations
Author:  Spies E, Ivey-Stephenson A, VanderEnde K, Lynch S, Dean D, Gleason B.
Publisher:  County of Fairfax, Virginia

Responding to a possible suicide cluster of youth suicides (7 deaths over 3 years) the CDC conducted an investigation known as an “Epi-Aid” of the behaviors and risk factors associated with suicides among youth in Fairfax County (VA) Public Schools. This webpage provides the results of that investigation including the final report presented to the Fairfax County Health Department and the school district and a webinar briefing was conducted on June 23, 2015 to review the findings and recommendations.

Populations:  Adolescents
Settings:  Schools, High School
About Suicide:  Data and Statistics, Risk and Protective Factors
Planning and Implementing:  Safe/Effective Messaging, News and Entertainment Media
Strategies:  Postvention