Over 40,000 Americans die by suicide every year. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States.
It is the second leading cause of death for individuals ages 10-24. These numbers are disturbing but there is help out there!
PCMS case managers and care coordinators work with at-risk children and adolescents whose behavior related to their mental illness affects their daily functioning in school and at home. A “team support system” approach is implemented which assists the entire family unit as home situations may be impeding the child or teen’s ability to reach their goals. These types of interventions are key to helping these youths realize their value and that their life matters!