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A devastating act that is preventable! Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death in college-aged students. Overall, it is the 11th leading cause of death in the United States. As a survivor, those of us left to live after an act of suicide tend to face stigma, misconception, and judgment. Instead, the Jacob Crouch Foundation seeks to promote prevention, awareness, education, and support for those contemplating suicide, or for survivors who must learn to live after losing someone to suicide.
"To establish suicide prevention, awareness and educational programs in Jacob's memory."
JCF began fulfilling its mission in November 2006 by taking our educational program into schools in the Acadiana area. This program provides students with the tools necessary to help themselves or others who may be showing signs of potential at-risk behavior. It has been proven that talking about suicide can only help individuals who are having those thoughts.
The "Suicide Shutout" campaign is aimed at one goal - raise the necessary funding to be able to effectively reach schools and churches throughout Acadiana. To do this means we need the generous help and support of individuals like you.
It is crucial that we all work together to solve a problem that touches so many in this community. It is not an easy subject to talk about. It is not an easy problem to solve. However the services the Crouch Foundation provides are a critical component in saving lives. Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. It is through education and special programs that we can reach those contemplating their own death.
We are asking your support and that you join us in the "Suicide Shutout".
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