N.J. legislation promotes the development of a youth suicide prevention plan

    The New Jersey Senate has approved a plan to develop a statewide youth suicide prevention program.

    Now awaiting Gov. Chris Christie’s approval, the bill requires the commissioner of the Department of Children and Families to adopt a plan within 180 days of the law’s enactment, as the Gloucester County Times reports.

    Part of the plan would involve identifying and advertising prevention services and collecting data on youth suicide.

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