In the United States, someone dies by suicide every 12.3 minutes. The Klamath County Oregon coalition promoted their new YouTube Channel by having a video contest “YOU MATTER TO KLAMATH” for the local youth to create suicide prevention and awareness videos. The following YouTube video link will allow you to view the winner of the contest “I Do Belong” by Austyn Deal and Delaney Moritz from Triad School in Klamath Falls. This original video shares a powerful message of hope for youth.
If you or a loved one are having thoughts of suicide, know that you are not alone. There are people who care and want to help. Please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800.273.8255 or text HELLO to 741741 if you or someone you know is experiencing thoughts of suicide.