Authors: (Hatim A Omar, Division of Adolescent Medicine and Young Parent programs, Kentucky Clinic, Department of Pediatrics, Kentucky Children’s Hospital, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America)
Abstract: The work to establish the "Stop Youth Suicide Campaign (SYS)" has resulted in
contact with many young adults. We realized that the most important thing for the kids
was finding a caring person they can trust and talk to. This project has been a learning
process for all involved. I learned that I can help and so can everyone else. This
community and grassroots approach showed tangible results. It needs caring and
dedication and most importantly desire to make a difference. It is hard work, but well
worth it. Many people, including myself, are afraid of failure. I suffered every time I
thought about someone who died from suicide, but found that I will suffer even more if
more kids die. I found that even if I succeed some of the time, it is much better than none
of the time.
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