The Jason Foundation announced its newest campaign to heighten the national conversation on the “Silent Epidemic” of youth suicide in our nation. #IWONTBESILENT is a campaign to get individuals engaged in talking proactively and in an informed manner about how communities can increase awareness and efforts in suicide prevention for our youth. The announcement corresponded with Suicide Prevention Week and the second week of Suicide Prevention Month.
Suicide is currently the 2nd leading cause of death for our nation's youth ages 10-24. On average, we are losing approximately 100 young people each week in our nation to the tragedy of suicide. The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a statement that suicide prevention is not being adequately addressed because there is a lack of awareness of suicide as a major public health problem. Visit the #IWONTBESILENT website at I Won't Be Silent.com and download the free app for your smartphone (search “iwontbesilent” in the Apple App Store or Google Play) to start your conversation today. Tag and Challenge 3 of your co-workers, friends, or family to complete the challenge! Change your social media profile picture to a picture of you or your group holding a #IWONTBESILENT or #WEWONTBESILENT sign. Use the #iwontbesilent or #wewontbesilent on all of your social media accounts.
#WEWONTBESILENT, WILL YOU?