OREGON, OH (WTOL) - A local high school is helping its students stay alive.
On Thursday morning, students of Clay High school took steps to be more aware of suicide and how to prevent it among their peers.
The entire student body talked about suicide prevention and spoke with those who have seriously thought about or have attempted to take their own lives.
"Suicide is the second-leading cause of death in this age group. We know that's a huge concern for both parents, educators and community officials so we are here just spreading awareness, basic education and giving resources if anybody needs help," said Jen Wakefield of Lucas County Suicide Prevention.
September is Suicide Prevention Month and Friday night, the Lucas County Suicide Prevention Coalition continues awareness month with a benefit concert at Ottawa Tavern.