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Georgia Bureau of Investigation review unit releases suicide data

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DEKALB COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

The 2017 data on youth suicides has been released by the GBI's Child Fatality Review Unit. 

So far in 2017, eighteen children have taken their own lives and 14 suicides have occurred in the past two months. 

Reports show that the majority of youth suicides are done with fire arms and the other most used method is hanging. 

The main goal of the Georgia Child Fatality Review program (GCFRP) is to prevent child deaths in Georgia.  The mission of GCFRP is to serve Georgia’s children by promoting more accurate identification and reporting of child fatalities, evaluating the prevalence and circumstances of both child abuse cases and child fatality investigations, and monitoring the implementation and impact of the statewide child injury prevention plan to prevent and reduce incidents of child abuse and fatalities in the state.  

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