We Believe we can help
Reasons 2 Believe will provide educational curriculum and activities that will address suicide prevention. We are also providing tools for both the youth and parents to address bullying. Below are some alarming statistics regarding suicide in our area. Suicide Prevention: • According to the Center for Disease Control, 4600 youth ages 10-24 lose their lives to suicide year. • Suicide is the second leading cause of deaths for ages 10-14. • Suicide in 2017 in Missouri ages 10-19 (75) kids lost their lives • Suicide in 2017 in Kansas ages 10-19 (99) kids lost their lives. • Kansas ranks 8th in the nation for highest suicide rates • Missouri ranks 17th in the nation for highest suicide rates With these high numbers of youth deaths due to suicide we believe we can make a difference by giving parents and students tools to prevent suicide through knowledge, intervention and counsel .