Suicide was once the third leading cause of death in those ages 15-24, but it’s now the second. Through this event families were able to receive information on where and how to find local resources, develop healthy habits, change the word “Failure” to “lessons learned on the way to success”. Families were able to tour Ford Field, participate in back to school supplies giveaway, face painting, inspirational t-shirt decorating led by Youth United and much more. This event was attended by 400+ Wayne County youth and families.
Through events like this Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority and Youth United plan is to continue decreasing the risk of suicide while increasing community awareness. Read more about DWMHA at www.dwmha.com.