Out of Darkness Suicide Prevention Awareness 5k

Activity Narrative  10/17/2015

In Jag we are a family, we become a family and when something happens to one of us we show our support. One of our former JAG students took his life on Monday March 23 at his home here in Madison Indiana. Ethan Stewart was a very vibrant young man and someone we grew rather close to, as we often do in Jag. Statistics show that,suicide is the SECOND leading cause of death for ages 10-24, the THIRD leading cause of death for college-age youth and ages 12-18 and more teenagers and young adults die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza, and chronic lung disease, COMBINED. Each day in our nation there are an average of over 5,400 attempts by young people grades 7-12. Four out of Five teens who attempt suicide have given clear warning signs.The Youth Risk Behavioral Surveillance System (YRBS) is a survey, conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that includes national, state, and local school-based representative samples of 9th through 12th grade students. The purpose is to monitor priority health risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death, disability, and social problems among youth in the United States.

On October 17th we gathered together as a family to support our former/fellow Jag students family run a first ever event in spreading the word on Suicide Prevention here in Jefferson Co. We gathered early on the foggy banks of the Ohio river to help set up signs, chairs, tables and put together things to begin the event. We learned a lot at this event. We heard stories that were shared from many different people about losing their loved ones to suicide and we also learned what addiction and suicide  can do to someones family. We as Jag students vow to always help this fight to help support this cause.

 

 

  • E30 Demonstrate Commitment to an Organization
  • G44 Explain the roles and function of a value-added organization
  • G46 Describe how to work and communicate with diverse people
  • H61 Demonstrate initiative and pro-activity

Students involved in activity/minutes completed:

  • Kyndal Jones/200
  • Samantha Jackson/200
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