SUICIDE AWARENESS & PREVENTION
WE CARE ABOUT YOU
It's finally happening! Our first Suicide Prevention Workshop is now scheduled to occur on September 18, 2021!
You can find some more information by reading this flyer and you can register to attend by clinking on the link below that will take you to our event brite:
This year, Paddle for Life has chosen HOPE 311 Foundation to be its beneficiary to help provide funds for suicide prevention programs and workshops that HOPE 311 Foundation aims at building. The event is on August 7th!
You can check out their website by clicking the link below!
You can also take a look at these flyers below from Paddle for Life for more information about the dragon boat race and sponsorships that you can acquire for your business!
The Risk Factors
Depression and anxiety are on the rise among families. Both factors are risks for suicide. Some of the risk factors include the pressure to perform well in school, social media, isolation, and cyberbullying. Now, with the pandemic, they are experiencing anxiety about the risk of COVID-19 and unknown factors.
The loss of social connection has elevated symptoms of depression. States of hopelessness are increasing due to being out of school and continuing remote learning.
Center of disease and control (CDC) data is showing that almost one in five teens across the nation have seriously considered attempting suicide.
Imagine a classroom of 25 students.
About five of those students could be thinking about suicide. Now imagine how many of their families feel confused, uncertain, and emotional distress. Families could benefit from more awareness and the tools to better support their family.
Education & Outreach
The risks and CDC updates are frightening and have become even more alarming when we look at the data over time. Trends suggest that we are facing a teen suicide pandemic.
If you would like to get involved or donate to support individuals attending suicide prevention workshops, please contact us.
We will be hosting a suicide prevention workshop in September, 2021. Please contact us for more information.