Teen Suicide Prevention Program to Launch in Washington

Unite 4 Life responds to teen depression

VANCOUVER, Wash. (Christian Newswire)—Unite 4 Life, an organization dedicated to addressing America’s teen depression and suicide epidemic, will establish its comprehensive youth depression awareness and suicide prevention program in several Southwest Washington schools this fall.

 

Based in Vancouver, Wash., Unite 4 Life exists to create an atmosphere in schools and communities where every hurting young person is getting the help he or she needs. The program takes a holistic approach to suicide prevention by involving parents, teens, peers, law enforcement, teachers and school counselors.

 

Unite 4 Life was founded in December 2006 in Livermore, Calif., after two students at Livermore High School died by suicide within months of each other. The nonprofit recently moved its headquarters to Vancouver, Wash., and will focus its efforts on the Southwest Washington area, with the ultimate goal of taking the program national.

 

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for Washington teens. This statistic—and the upcoming 10-year anniversary of a rash of teen suicides in Clark County—are sobering reminders of the need for programs like the one Unite 4 Life offers.

 

About Unite 4 Life

 

Unite 4 Life is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2006 to address the epidemic of teen depression and suicide in the United States. Based in Vancouver, Wash., Unite 4 Life exists to create an atmosphere in schools and communities where every hurting young person is getting the help he or she needs. Unite 4 Life offers a comprehensive youth depression awareness and suicide prevention program designed to be implemented on school campuses and in communities. The program was developed through a collaboration of youth organizations, mental health professionals, local police and concerned members of the community.

 

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Depression happens. Suicide doesn’t have to. Visit Unite4Life.com.