Mental health and suicide prevention is everyone's business. We're speaking up.
A Youth Voice for A Youth Issue
Founded by a student and created for students, Live To Tell strives to make suicide a never event in the Salem-Keizer School District. In order to accomplish this, we believe the change has to come from us. Through advocacy, awareness, and education, we work to destigmatize the issue of mental health within the student body and to lead the conversation surrounding suicide prevention and mental wellness.
After the many completed suicides in the Salem-Keizer School District, students from South Salem High School decided that youth need to speak up to help solve the problem. Whether it’s lived experience with mental health problems or seeing someone we love struggle, we know how important it is for peers to speak up for those who can’t.
Live To Tell works not only to be a voice for students, but also to help students learn how to help. Through events, school policies, and clubs, we are fostering a dialogue around these issues in order to end the stigma and foster an understanding school environment.