She said numbers of HIV diagnoses often vary from year to year, and the reasons behind increases can be difficult to pinpoint.
However, Murawski attributed the rise this year in part to a growing “hookup” culture among young people who meet via apps such as Tinder, Grindr and Snapchat and arrange one-time sexual encounters.
The Indiana Youth Institute has been tracking the data for years and found that in 20 suicide was the second leading cause of death for young people ages 15-24.
“Sadly Indiana is higher in all those categories than the national average, and those are increasingly slightly over prior years,” said Tami Silverman, President & CEO of IYI.
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Other warning signs Silverman says are demoralized expressions like “I don’t have any reason to go on” or “I just don’t know what the point is anymore.” Those expressions plus withdrawal, over aggression and sudden changes in behavior can indicate a child or teen may be experiencing suicidal thoughts.Provides in-home services enabling elderly to continue living at home (shopping, banking, prescriptions, escorted transportation, etc.); the Endwright Center; supports senior citizen clubs offering companionship, outings, hobbies, and educational programs.Enhances human dignity and functioning for the community at-large through education, social service delivery, and advocacy.Each member agency undergoes a rigorous certification process and is granted funding through a volunteer-led allocations process.By working toward specific goals in the 3Es (Education, Earnings, and Essentials), member agencies help our community meet critical needs today and reduce those needs in the future.The leading cause of suicide is undiagnosed depression, Silverman says teen suicide is preventable if parents can identify the signs early and get the child into medical care.