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.

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Published in Youth Suicide Prevention: Everybody's Business. Hatim A. Omar, (Ed.). p. 187-188.

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