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 dying by suicide in 2017. For Oregonians ages 10 to 24, it is the second-leading cause of death. Gay, bisexual and transgender youth are statistically far more likely to attempt suicide than youth as a whole. Staub said it’s important that Adi’s Act directs school officials to specifically address the risk of suicide among “high-risk” student populations, including LGBT youth, youth with disabilities and homeless youth. The youth suicide rate in Oregon has increased dramatically this decade, state data shows. In 2010, about seven in every 100,000 Oreg...