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Suicide Prevention Week 9/5 – 9/11


This week is also Suicide Prevention Week.Together, we can help #StopSuicide.

Terry Thoren leads Wonder Media and was the mastermind behind The Rugrats, and The Wild Thornberrys.
Wonder Media produces values-driven content that has been viewed by over 400,000 worldwide.
Terry used to live in Seattle and worked with local Seattle-based businesses,
civic leaders, and teachers, who donated $40,000 to this new series. 
I’m sure you’re aware… Teen suicide rates are higher than ever.
  • Suicide is the second leading cause of death among people ages 10-24 and has been increasing every year since 2007. Having just lived through a pandemic, the rates have soared. 
  • According to a 2020 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Preventionthe rate of suicide among those aged 10 to 24 increased nearly 60% between 2007 and 2018. A 2020 survey conducted by the CDC during the COVID-19 pandemic found that 40% of people were struggling with a mental health issue, with young people and racial/ethnic minorities most at risk. 
  • Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among young people ages 10 to 24. (CDC)
  • LGBTQ youth seriously contemplate suicide at almost three times the rate of heterosexual youth. (CDC)

Video: HERE

Together, we can help #StopSuicide.

Be Kind.

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