We've just started working to prevent youth suicide in New Jersey. And sadly, two weeks ago a young man died. The mother of another NJ kid wrote in the Star Ledger:
"Young people: Know that you are valued and loved, and reconsider reaching out to someone you trust before making an irreversible decision. Please talk to someone."
I'm happy to be working in this space, but sad that a young man died before we even had the chance to begin.
NJ youth, if you are in crisis, 2nd Floor Youth Helpline at (888) 222-2228.