YOUTH HAVE BEEN
BY THE STOP PROJECT
BL & Brenda George, the founders of S.T.O.P (Stop.Talk.Overcome.Pain), have created a campaign that collaborates with more than 35 local agencies in Brazoria County to host youth rallies and school events that focus on suicide prevention, anti-bullying, cyber-bullying awareness and intervention.
The S.T.O.P mission is to reduce suicidal behaviours through public education, local community advocacy, training, school assemblies, and peer support. We provide education and training in schools and community organisations across Texas.
THE HARD TRUTH
IN 2016 OVER 45,000 PEOPLE DIED FROM SUICIDE
MORE THAN 50% OF PEOPLE THAT DIE FROM SUICIDE DO NOT HAVE A MENTAL DIAGNOSIS OR DISORDER
FROM 1999 to 2017 30% INCREASE IN SUICIDES IN THE USA
The suicide rate in Brazoria County has recently increased 30%, with no end in sight. Suicide does not discriminate and has no social boundaries.
The national suicide hotline received over 2 million calls last year. In Texas, the 2nd leading cause of death between the ages of 10 - 24 is suicide.
We need to work together so that teenagers all over the country Stop, Talk and Overcome Pain.