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This a short version of a suicide prevention public service announcement produced by students in the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Education’s School Psychology program. The project was supported by a grant from the NC Department of Public Health’s Youth Suicide Prevention Program. The video is being provided to television stations and movie theaters across the state as part of the state’s “It’s OK to ask” campaign. Find help and information at itsok2ask.com. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people. “As future school psychologists, we strive to publicly address issues affecting today’s youth and this was a perfect opportunity,” said Jessica Keroack, coordinator of the project. Those involved in the production: Project Coordinator: Jessica Keroack, Pd.D. candidate in School Psychology Producers: Debbie Vu and Ethan Henderson Actors: Meredith Parks, Rebecca Watson, Steve Knotek Other School Psychology members involved: Anna Stagg, Sheena Berry, Genna Durante Steve Knotek, associate professor and program coordinator of the School Psychology program The UNC-CH Department of Dramatic Arts and Communication
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