Suicide is a significant public health problem and is the second
leading cause of death for those ages 10 to 24 in the United States and in
Michigan. For each suicide death, family and close friends are at higher
risk for suicide themselves. Many others are affected in a variety of
including those providing emergency care to the victims and those who
may feel they failed to prevent the death.
The Oakland County Youth
Suicide Prevention Task Force has developed a plan to focus and
coordinate suicide prevention efforts in Oakland
County. Our partners will guide and implement these activities by
engaging public and private stakeholders.