NOT TO BE OKAY
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Speaking up Now to Save Lives Tomorrow
Speak Up And Save is an annual event with a mission aimed at raising awareness for depression and preventing the ultimate tragedy of Suicide. While our journey originated from grief, we use the death of our father, Michael Higley, as the spark to strive for change.
Suicide was a once whispered about death, an act “committed” by someone, as if they had full power to prevent their own demise. When a person is affected by extreme depression, he or she is not able to make a rational decision to speak up. Our mission stands on the belief that everyone can do more to treat depression as the disease it is and work to give those affected more channels to seek help.
Each year our goal is to collectively remember our fallen, raise awareness to the cause, and fund-raise in support of Suicide Awareness Voices of Education "SAVE".
We’ve spent months planning our event, and none of it could be possible without the support of our wonderful sponsors. An imperative part of our team, our sponsors give us the ability to direct a majority of the fundraising to SAVE. We’re proud to present our 2020 sponsors: Reach out with questions, or if you’d like to join the list.
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Every Bit Helps
Supporting Speak Up & Save has never been easier, and any contribution is appreciated. We are looking for a variety of partners to sponsor the event, donate food & beverage, and increase fundraising through unique grand raffle prize donations.
IN THE NEWS
WHY ARE YOUNG AMERICANS KILLING THEMSELVES? SUICIDE IS NOW THEIR SECOND-LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH.
New York Times - January 6, 2020
Teenagers and young adults in the United States are being ravaged by a mental health crisis — and we are doing nothing about it. As of 2017, statistics show that an alarming number of them are suffering from depression and dying by suicide. In fact, suicide is now the second leading cause of death among young people, surpassed only by accidents.
After declining for nearly two decades, the suicide rate among Americans ages 10 to 24 jumped 56 percent between 2007 and 2017, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And for the first time the gender gap in suicide has narrowed: Though the numbers of suicides are greater in males, the rates of suicide for female youths increased by 12.7 percent each year, compared with 7.1 percent for male youths.
FCC UNANIMOUSLY APPROVES PROPOSAL FOR NEW 3-DIGIT NUMBER AS SUICIDE PREVENTION HOTLINE
December 15, 2019
Washington (CNN)The Federal Communications Commission is moving ahead with plans to designate a three-digit number to reach the National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 988.
The five-member commission unanimously voted on Thursday to approve the proposal, which is now open for public comment, and start the rulemaking process.
"988 has an echo of the 911 number we all know as an emergency number. And we believe that this three-digit number dedicated for this purpose will help ease access to crisis services, it will reduce the stigma surrounding suicide and mental health conditions, and ultimately it will save lives," Chairman Ajit Pai said Thursday during the commission's open December meeting.