This month, our ITAT student spotlight is Provo High Schools Antoinette
Rapaito. She is a junior this year at Provo High. She loves doing outdoor activities especially during the summer, and loves spending time with her family. After high school, she wants to attend college at the University of Utah or the University of Nevada, Reno to study psychology. She chooses to participate in ITAT because "the Micronesian community we have in Utah is very small and [she] want[s] to be an example for the youth we have". Keep up the great work, Antoinette! We are happy to have you in our ITAT family!
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(Utah DOH, center4research.com, tobaccofreekids.org)
Suicide Facts :
- Suicide is the 10th cause of death in the US (for all ages)
- There is one suicide every 12 minutes in the US
Suicide takes the lives of over 44,965 Americans every year
An estimated quarter million people each year become suicide survivors (AAS).
(https://ibis.health.utah.gov, https://healthcare.utah.edu, CDC):
The Pacific Islander community in Utah has the highest rates of COVID-19. Please continue to practice safe social distancing practices and wear masks in public places!