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I created the Franki Moscato Foundation to fight the growing epidemic of teen suicide. In 2017, over 17% of high school students considered suicide, and 7.4% attempted it. And there are a plethora of “attempts” that families do not disclose of their kid’s troubles and hospitalizations.
What are the signs?
— Talking about guilt or shame.
— Talking about being a burden to others.
— Withdrawing from family and friends.
— Talking about wanting to die or wanting to kill themselves.
— Feeling unbearable emotional pain.
— Talking about having no reason to live.
— Showing rage or seeking revenge.
— Talking or thinking about death often.
— Getting things in order and saying goodbye to friends and family.
— Displaying extreme mood swings–changing from very sad to calm or happy.
— Knowing the signs.
— Providing genuinely compassionate listening–without ANY judgment.
— Making it difficult for someone to die by self-harm.
— Fostering access to mental health resources.
Four out of five teens who attempt suicide have given clear warning signs. Suicides are preventable, and some measures can be taken at different levels to prevent suicide and suicide attempts. This all requires education, tools, and influence. My foundation grants money to families to help afford professional mental health resources; and schools and youth-support organizations to implement sustainable awareness and prevention programs that include students, parents, faculty, and mental health professionals.
My foundation is an IRS-approved 501(c)(3), which means that every penny donated is tax-deductible. And we’ll send you a personal “Donor Acknowledgement” mailing that you’ll use as proof for your write-off when filing your taxes.
Please consider making a small donation–every penny helps.
God bless you always, Franki
If you are in crisis, call the toll-free National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL) at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The service is available to anyone. All calls are confidential.
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