BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota health officials have awarded nearly $94,000 to a number of schools and regional education associations for new and established suicide prevention programs.

The North Dakota Department of Health says results from a 2014 state survey released last month revealed startling rates of suicidal ideation and attempts among North Dakota’s youth. The survey showed that 13.5 percent of high school students had made a plan to end their lives while 9.4 percent of high school students had attempted suicide within the last year.

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The department awarded funding to Century High School and Bismarck High School for a program that teaches students and educators how to support those struggling with emotional challenges.

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A tribal nonprofit organization serving schools within the Turtle Mountain Reservation is also among those receiving state funding.

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