In the United States, 4,100 people under the age of 24 die by suicide each year, making it the third leading cause of death among teens. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention–San Francisco (AFSP) invests in a variety of suicide-prevention initiatives including educational campaigns, research, and policy work, in addition to providing support for people who have been affected by suicide.
In order to educate teachers and other school personnel about teen suicide risks and how to help proactively prevent it, AFSP has developed a comprehensive suicide-prevention program that includes resource materials in a variety of media. Educators can learn more about planned prevention through the webinars, which comply with state requirements and recommendations for teacher education in suicide prevention. Two 25-minute films from the AFSP's More than Sad series are also included with accompanying curricular guides to promote student awareness. The films educate middle- and high-school students on the signs and symptoms of depression and why it’s crucial to seek help and provide support for those experiencing depression.
Join G-Team and donate $10 to help provide Bay Area middle and high schools with suicide-prevention-training resources. If G-Team members raise $500, then AFSP–Northern California can send resource materials, two DVDs, and a webinar to four local schools. Each additional $125 raised will fund resource materials for another local school. The Oakland Athletics will match each G-Team donation up to a $1,000 total.
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