Suicide Prevention Initiative and Activist Network
"Wake Up America! Our Children Are Killing Themselves!"
Stand Up for Our Children and Make Your Voice Count by Joining our Suicide Prevention Activist Network
"We don't need to intellectualize suicide, we need to humanize it." - Patrick Kennedy
Yes, we need to not only humanize suicide but we also need to wake up the world to the fact that suicide rates are skyrocketing. In the US, for example, suicide rates are now at a 30-year high, suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death in youth ages 10 to 24 and the leading cause of death for youth identifying at LGBTQ (Suicide Prevention Resource Center).
Hope Xchange is spearheading an initiative with kindred spirits from around the world with the goal of bringing more attention to the issue of suicide and what must be done to reduce the incidence of suicide, particularly on behalf of our children. Other activists who are already involved in our network are primarily from the nonprofit space, mental health and suicide prevention advocates and those who have lost their children to suicide.
Together, Let Us Be the Magnet Pulling Forces Inward & Amplify Our Voices Outward to Respond to Speak Up On Behalf of our Children
"Each and everyone of us is responsible for suicide prevention" - Kerry Martin, CEO & Founder, Hope Xchange Nonprofit
Immediate action must be taken to address the fact that there is simply too much fragmentation and too many nonprofits, foundations and advocates working in silos when collaborative efforts are called for. A collaborative dialog must be initiated with those who have wide circles of influence and broad reach.
In addition to starting a community forum on our site to start this much needed dialog, we will be creating a Suicide Prevention Activist group on LinkedIn and will be inviting those who contact us below to Join that group as well. And this is of course only the beginning. My friends, there is much work to be done.
There is simply nothing more important than saving lives. Please help us do so. If not you, who?
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