YMCA teen leaders are taking a stand against suicide

17 April 2013

YMCA Teen Leaders Club members are providing hope and resources in the face of teenage suicide in their community. In one city, after seven of their classmates attempted suicide, members of the YMCA Teen Leaders Club decided to address the issue. After showing the movie, “To Save a Life,” a Christian drama that explores the issue of teen suicide, in their club meeting, they decided to go a step further and show the movie to more than 60 teens in their community.

Sadly, before they were able to reach more teens, a teen took his life. “Spirits were deflated. Our teen leaders questioned if they could have done more, but they found comfort knowing they had opened the door for healing and immediately co-sponsored another rally to extend the message of hope,” said their YMCA family center executive director. The teens agree and are determined to make a difference. “We plan to host more teen rallies and celebrations of hope for local church and youth groups. We hope to point hurting kids in a direction where they’ll find the help they need.”

Watch their video below, and help us as we help our teens confront difficult issues and become community leaders.

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