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Petitioning The Bradford Foundation Ana Fernandez and 3 others

Demand FL schools have Suicide Education Prevention & Intervention Programs

1) Education and training in schools will help save lives
2) Suicide is the THIRD leading cause of death between the ages of 15-24, per the Center for Disease Control
3) In 2009 Florida ranked as the 3rd largest state with highest suicide rates for ages 15-24 per per USA State Suicide Statistics (Source: http://www.suicidology.org/c/document_library/get_file?folderId=228&name=DLFE-496.pdf)
4) In 2011 Broward County had eight (8) suicides between the ages of 14-19 years.
5) Schools are 'reactive' instead of 'proactive' when it pertains to responding to suicide.
6) Bullying and depression are common causes of suicides.
7) Suicide is a growing epidemic and IS preventable through awareness, education, and intervention.
8) Parents are the last to know that their child wants to commit suicide (Source: http://theguide.fmhi.usf.edu/pdf/IB-8.pdf)
9) Teachers for the most part are not aware of a child's suicidal behavior (Source: http://theguide.fmhi.usf.edu/pdf/IB-8.pdf)
10) Talking about suicide and prevention in schools WILL NOT increase teen suicides in schools. (Source: http://www.sptsusa.org/educators/talking-myth.html)

Join The Bradford Foundation in eradicating Suicide from the minds of our youth through awareness, prevention, intervention and empowerment programs.

Visit:
www.thebradfordfoundation.com
www.inmemoryofbradford.org

In loving memory of Bradford Fernandez and all teens who have died by suicide.

Letter to
The Bradford Foundation Ana Fernandez
Florida State House
Florida State Senate
and 1 other
Florida Governor
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Everyone.

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Demand FL schools have Suicide Education Prevention & Intervention Programs

1) Education and training in schools will help save lives
2) Suicide is the THIRD leading cause of death between the ages of 15-24, per the Center for Disease Control
3) In 2009 Florida ranked as the 3rd largest state with highest suicide rates for ages 15-24 per per USA State Suicide Statistics (Source: http://www.suicidology.org/c/document_library/get_file?folderId=228&name=DLFE-496.pdf)
4) In 2011 Broward County had eight (8) suicides between the ages of 14-19 years.
5) Schools are 'reactive' instead of 'proactive' when it pertains to responding to suicide.
6) Bullying and depression are common causes of suicides.
7) Suicide is a growing epidemic and IS preventable through awareness, education, and intervention.
8) Parents are the last to know that their child wants to commit suicide (Source: http://theguide.fmhi.usf.edu/pdf/IB-8.pdf)
9) Teachers for the most part are not aware of a child's suicidal behavior (Source: http://theguide.fmhi.usf.edu/pdf/IB-8.pdf)
10) Talking about suicide and prevention in schools WILL NOT increase teen suicides in schools. (Source: http://www.sptsusa.org/educators/talking-myth.html)

Join The Bradford Foundation in eradicating Suicide from the minds of our youth through awareness, prevention, intervention and empowerment programs.

Visit:
www.thebradfordfoundation.com
www.inmemoryofbradford.org

In loving memory of Bradford Fernandez and all teens who have died by suicide.

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Sincerely,