Suicide is the second leading cause of death among youth ages 10-14, according to Grant Us Hope.
Grant Us Hope works to prevent youth suicide by educating, engaging, and empowering young people, creating communities of leadership, advocacy and awareness around mental health and suicide prevention, ultimately changing the culture of schools. One of its primary initiatives is the implementation of a proven peer-to-peer suicide prevention program called Hope Squad in schools across the region. Hope Squad students are trained to recognize warning signs in their peers who may be in distress and to refer them to trusted adults who can help.
Under Inskeep’s leadership, Grant Us Hope plans to expand its Hope Squad programming and other mental health services for teens and families who are struggling nationwide, according to the organization.