According to data from the National Institute of Mental Health, 4,100 people under the age of 24 die by suicide every year in the United States, making suicide the third leading cause of death for young people ages 15–24. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) aims to prevent suicide and support those affected by suicide loss through research, education, and advocacy efforts.
Endorsed by California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, AFSP’s More Than Sad program will run at middle and high schools throughout San Diego County to teach educators and students about the signs of suicidal behavior in adolescents. The program features two 25-minute films that teach students to identify the signs and symptoms of depression, and explains why it is crucial to seek help when experiencing those symptoms and support peers experiencing depression. The program also equips students and faculty with manuals that integrate the films into a comprehensive suicide-prevention program.
Join G-Team and donate $10 to help the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention educate students about suicide prevention. If G-Team members raise $500, then the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention can provide a presentation and training materials including two instructional DVDs and manuals for one school in San Diego County. Each additional donation will go toward funding the program in another school.
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