Ricky's Retreat is a non-profit organization created as a free resource for young community members to receive mental health support from trained Peer Support Specialists in a safe and welcoming environment. Ricky's Retreat provides a unique place to connect with peers and discuss challenging issues.
Do you know how many kids commit suicide in this community? Well, what we do is we provide a safe place for young people with 24/7 trained support so that we can save lives.
Onslow County's health report states:
Onslow County's suicide rate increased from 15.2 per 100,000 residents in 2009-2013 to 20.4 in 2012-2016. Suicide is a priority health concern for the community and the subject of a current action plan.
Carteret County's health report states that one of the leading causes of death from 2014-2018 was suicide at 24.4 per 100,000 residents. This is higher than the average reports for North Carolina, which in total stated 14.4 per 100,000 residents.
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