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Adi’s Act goes into the books, focusing on preventing youth deaths in Oregon

SALEM — Legislation intended to prevent youth suicides is set to become law.

Adi's Act — Senate Bill 52 — requires school districts to plan how to address and prevent suicides among students. The legislation is backed by the family of Adi Staub, a transgender student at Grant High School in Portland who died by suicide in 2017.

“I think that it's just one part of a much larger societal need, which is to make sure that every kid, no matter how they identify or who they love, sees hope for the future,” Lon Staub, Adi's father, told Oregon Capital Bureau.

Suicide is among the leading causes of death in Oregon, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, with 825 Oregonians . . .