SPEA teaches teens to be the “first line of defense” in preventing suicide with its proven program, Recognizing Teen Depression and Preventing Suicide, which is now delivered in 130 high schools and youth serving organizations to over 17,000 teens per year. Teens often come forward to SPEA’s professional instructors to report symptoms of depressive illness or thoughts of suicide. One in five of our high school youth seriously consider suicide — the second cause of death for Ohio teens.
Half of all lifetime cases of mental disorders begin by age 14. Teens with healthy minds can live healthy, productive lives!
Help us reach our Saving Teen Lives Campaign goal of $73,000 by December 31.