Hello, and welcome to the National Center for the Prevention of Youth Suicide!
I'm Chantal Copeland and I'm honored to have been selected as a teen spokesperson for the National Center for the Prevention of Youth Suicide. I am a student at Potomac High School and I love to sing, write poetry and make a difference in my school, community and country. As a survivor of suicidal thoughts and ideation I'm happy and interested to help inform others that youth suicide is often preventable.
Many youth show warning signs if they are considering suicide, and early intervention can save their lives. By individuals reaching out and showing care and concern, many youth may be helped before reaching the point of feeling suicidal.
Whatever your situation may be, always know that you're not alone. There ARE people out there who care what you're going through and who can help. But you need to accept the help.
If you have a family member or friend who you think might be suicidal, read (and even memorize) the Warning Signs for Suicide.
For more information on Suicide Prevention, go to the AAS home page.
If you're interested in raising funds for the NCPYS or getting involved in their prevention efforts, check out our Lead a Fundraising Project page.
Lastly, if you have a Facebook profile, don't forget to 'like' the AAS page to keep up to date with the most recent suicide prevention action in real time.