UMatter suicide prevention helps teens in crisis

“I’m currently 900 days clean from self-harm,” said Jenna Friedman, a U Matter teen board member.

And now Friedman, 18, is helping others stay safe, stay healthy, and stay alive. All are well-aware that suicide is the second leading cause of death for teens – so many of whom are also struggling with mental health issues.

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UMatter’s Teen Mental Health Program Continues Online

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Friendship Circle’s Lessons for Life Offers Real-World Experience in State-of-the-Art-Village

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