The work to establish the "Stop Youth Suicide Campaign (SYS)" has resulted in contact with many young adults. We realized that the most important thing for the kids was finding a caring person they can trust and talk to. This project has been a learning process for all involved. I learned that I can help and so can everyone else. This community and grassroots approach showed tangible results. It needs caring and dedication and most importantly desire to make a difference. It is hard work, but well worth it. Many people, including myself, are afraid of failure. I suffered every time I thought about someone who died from suicide, but found that I will suffer even more if more kids die. I found that even if I succeed some of the time, it is much better than none of the time.
Omar, Hatim A., "Final Thoughts" (2015). Pediatrics Faculty Publications. 231.