Why California student ID cards now include suicide prevention information

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TURLOCK, Calif. — Suicide is the second leading cause of death for people ages ten to 24, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

More teenagers and young adults die from suicide than cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, flu and chronic lung disease, combined. The state of California has a plan to combat the problem, involving your student's school ID card.

"This is the right thing to do," said Gil Ogden, director of student services at the Turlock Unified School District.

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