Students at Greater Johnstown Senior High are spreading awareness about suicide prevention. According to American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, suicide is the third leading cause of death in ages of 15 to 24 and the sixth leading in ages 5 to 14.
Senior, Cassidy Klein approached her advisement teacher, Mr. Pfeil, about the Semicolon Project when speaking about suicide prevention in class last school year.
“The semicolon project is used when an author could have ended a sentence but chose not to.” Klein explained. “The author is you and the sentence is your life.”
This project impacts individuals daily around the globe and Klein and her advisement class wanted to spread the word with a video last September and continue on this year. “Seeing our community come together to support a cause as important as suicide awareness was heartwarming.” Klein vocalized.
Klein and her advisement class have started a t-shirt campaign and plan to spread it to the local schools in the area. All proceeds will go to Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program.
Shirts will be delivered to GJHS students first week of December.
Photos: Project Semicolon