Local youths get creative to support suicide prevention

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – Local West Slope Youth Voice students, supported by the postvention alliance, worked with Grand Junction’s state representative Janice Rich to pass a bi-partisan bill supporting suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention.

They are now releasing a local student-made music video called “All I Need” to go along with the bill.

This debuts at the end of Suicide Prevention Month; a time to remind ourselves and our loved ones about the importance of seeking help when it’s needed.

“I’m hoping that this will help other students learn that it’s okay to take care of yourself rather than focus on studies, and it’s okay to talk about your feelings rather than just keep it down and make sure you look happy the rest of the day and you make yourself feel better,” says West Slope Youth‘s Emma Clark.

“In all honesty people don’t tell you about like, how important mental health is; some people just say ‘it’s not that big of a deal’ but in all honesty it’s really really important,” adds West Slope Youth’s Brooke Fowler.

The full video can be found here:

If you, or anyone you know is having a mental health crisis, call the National Suicide Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text “hello” to 7-4-1-7-4-1.

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