The Jason Foundation: http://jasonfoundation.com
The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI) is dedicated to the prevention of the “Silent Epidemic” of youth suicide through educational and awareness programs that equip young people, educators/youth workers and parents with the tools and resources to help identify and assist at-risk youth.
Teen Line Online: http://teenlineonline.org
TEEN LINE is a confidential telephone helpline for teenage callers. It operates every evening from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. PST. If you have a problem or just want to talk with another teen who understands, then this is the right place for you! You can call us at 310-855-HOPE(4673) and even text us by texting “TEEN” to 839863. TEEN LINE also offers message boards, resources and information.
To Write Love on Her Arms: http://twloha.com
To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and invest directly into treatment and recovery.
To Write Love on Her Arms began in Orlando, FL in 2006 when our founder, Jamie Tworkowski, wrote a story about a friend who struggled with self-injury and addiction and the five days preceding her entry into treatment. The story, which was entitled “To Write Love on Her Arms,” went viral, and T-shirts were initially printed and sold as a way to pay for that friend’s treatment. Since then, TWLOHA has become a non-profit which serves as a bridge to hope and help for people facing the same issues.
It Gets Better Project: http://itgetsbetter.org
The It Gets Better Project’s mission is to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them.
Growing up isn’t easy. Many young people face daily tormenting and bullying, leading them to feel like they have nowhere to turn. This is especially true for LGBT kids and teens, who often hide their sexuality for fear of bullying. Without other openly gay adults and mentors in their lives, they can’t imagine what their future may hold. In many instances, gay and lesbian adolescents are taunted — even tortured — simply for being themselves.
While many of these teens couldn’t see a positive future for themselves, we can. The It Gets Better Project was created to show young LGBT people the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach – if they can just get through their teen years. The It Gets Better Project wants to remind teenagers in the LGBT community that they are not alone — and it WILL get better.
The Trevor Project: http://thetrevorproject.org
The Trevor Project is an American non-profit organization founded in 1998 and the leading national organization focused on suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.
Through a toll-free telephone number, it operates “The Trevor Lifeline”, a confidential service that offers trained counselors. The project also provides guidance and vital resources to parents and educators in order to foster safe, accepting and inclusive environments for all youth, at home and at school.
Your Life, Your Voice: http://yourlifeyourvoice.org
The Boys Town National Hotline has been taking calls from kids and families since 1989. In fact, we have taken over 8 million calls since we started.
We will always encourage people to contact us by phone if they are in any danger or if it is a really serious issues because talking on the phone can provide more immediate help. We realize though that people today are often more comfortable to contact us over the internet.
YourLifeYourVoice.org is set up so you can contact us via the web. You can email your questions and we can post them (along with our reply) for others to see. If you aren’t ready to come right out and ask a question, you can share Your Life & Your Voice by sending us your story of success.
- Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death among young people between the ages of 10 and 24.
- 111 people in Tennessee, between the ages of 10 and 24, died by suicide in 2010.
- Suicide is the most preventable cause of death!
CDC WISQARS ™ (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System)
- CDC’s WISQARS™ is an interactive, online database that provides fatal and nonfatal injury, violent death, and cost of injury data from a variety of trusted sources. http://www.cdc.gov/injury/wisqars/index.html
CDC YRBSS (Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System)
- YRBSS (http://www.cdc.gov/HealthyYouth/yrbs/index.htm) monitors six types of health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults, including behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence, sexual behaviors that contribute to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases including HIV infection, alcohol and other drug use, tobacco use, unhealthy dietary behaviors and inadequate physical activity.