Prevent Youth Suicide

Suicide is the leading cause of death for youth ages 10-17 in North Carolina. 

If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by dialing 988.

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support.

Or chat with the Lifeline online.

The rate of youth suicide in the state has nearly doubled over the previous decade. In 2020, fifty-six North Carolina youth ages 10-17 died by suicide.

Yet suicide is preventable. Children and youth who die by suicide are seeking to end overwhelming pain. Kids in crisis need trained, caring adults in their lives who can help them.

Get Involved


Watch the WRAL documentary “Out of the Darkness” and share it with parents and teachers.

Volunteer or Make A Gift

Volunteer or make a gift to the American Foundation for Youth Suicide Prevention

Operation Medicine Drop

Find a drug drop-off point to safely dispose of unused medicines