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National Suicide Prevention Week

The Oregon Alliance to Prevent Suicide and Healthy Transitions teamed up to share Youth and Young Adult stories of Hope, Help, and Healing

The goal was for Youth and Young Adults to share their story in connection to suicide whether the experience is as a loss survivor, as someone living living with suicidal ideation, supporting someone with suicidal ideation, as an attempt survivor, or through a different connection. Your story matters and levels of “bad enough” or “good enough” don’t exist. Your story is your story and we wanted to provide a space for it to be shared in a meaningful and safe manner. We wanted to collaboratively create media that will help folks understand suicide and how others have worked to cope, navigate, and overcome living with suicide and its impacts.

Youth were encouraged to share their story in whatever medium they felt best represented their story whether it is through a poem, short story, photograph, song, art, podcast, interview, or video.

The target audience included Youth and Young Adults, family members, community members, LGBTQ+ folks, and others involved in working to reduce the number of suicides and help those living with suicide and the lasting impact it has. We shared it via email listservs and on websites like this one. Any identifying information was not be connected to the work.



Youth and Young Adult Stories

Stories of Hope, Help, and Healing


A partnership between Healthy Transitions and The Oregon Alliance to Prevent Suicide to share Youth and Young Adult stories of Hope, Help, and Healing during Suicide Prevention Awareness Month 2020.






Story 6:
October 2, 2020

“Broken Beginnings” by GBH



September Suicide Prevention Awareness Month for 2020 may have ended but there is still time for you to share your story. Please reach out to Jenn Fraga at to learn how or if you want to get connected to Youth and Young Adult Voice work.