Trusted Adults

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One of the best ways we can protect a young person from suicide is for them to have caring, connected, and positive adults in their lives. A Trusted Adult could be a parent, an older sibling, a relative, employer, teacher, coach, faith leader, or community member - anyone that a young person could reach out to. This campaign focuses on helping individuals identify, name and connect to an adult they could go to if they were experiencing a difficult time or if a friend needed help.

• Increase youth/adult connectedness.
• Create a culture that increases students’ belief that adults can help friends who are at risk and can be trusted in difficult times.
• Practice help seeking pathways.
• Use positive norming to encourage healthy trust and connection between youth and adults.

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