‘A quiet crisis’

Photo courtesy Hawaii Community Foundation

Members of the Kauai Resilence Project action team include, from left, Zavier Cummings, Marion Paul, Darcie Yukimura, Mason Chock, Joy Koerte, Kaulana Finn, Bill Arakaki, Janet Berreman, JoAnn Yukimura and Nannie Apalla.

LIHUE — When Marion Paul learned that 9 percent of high school students on Kauai tried to committee suicide last year, she couldn’t believe it. In fact, she double-checked to be sure it was accurate.