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WELCOME & WHY

Mental health issues and suicide are a leading epidemic among our teens and young adults. Untreated mental illness and the general stigma of mental health and its effects in this population — including depression, anxiety and eating disorders — is associated with poor success in school and an increased probability of suicide ideation and suicide attempts, Treatment is effective and available yet because of an unnecessary shame surrounding these issues, mental health is not discussed and too many students are suffering in silence.

KNOW THE FACTS AND SAVE A LIFE

Suicide is the SECOND leading cause of death for ages 10-24.

(2015 CDC WISQARS)

Suicide is the SECOND leading cause of death for college-age youth and ages 12-18.

(2015 CDC WISQARS)

More teenagers and young adults die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza, and chronic lung disease COMBINED!

Every 12 MINUTES, a person dies by suicide.

Each day in our nation, there are an average of over 3,470 attempts by young people grades 9-12.  If these percentages are additionally applied to grades 7 & 8, the numbers would be HIGHER.

OVER 50% of teens and young adults tell a friend they are feeling suicidal before telling anyone else.

MORE THAN HALF of teens and young adults have had suicidal thoughts and 1 in 10 students seriously consider attempting suicide. Half of students who have suicidal thoughts never seek counseling or treatment.

OVER 50% of teens and young adults who die by suicide were not receiving help from their college counseling centers

FOUR out of FIVE teens who attempt suicide have given clear warning signs

The destruction and chaos left behind to the families and community is devastating and continues for a LIFE TIME.

We owe it to our children, young adults, families and communities to STOP this. Too many young lives are ended by this permanent solution to a temporary problem.
WE’RE HERE 24/7. CALL US.703.527.4077, 1.800.273.TALK (8255)
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We cannot bring back those we have lost but we can take a step to make sure no one has to deal with such heartache and the associated pain ever again.

– Tom Worosz

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