Between 2007 and 2015 there was a 31% increase in suicide rates among young men, and for young females the suicide rate doubled. Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the U.S. alone, the number one killer of men aged 20-50 in Britain, and the second leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 15 and 34.
U.S.-based Crisis Text Line was born from DoSomething.org, the largest organization for young people and social change and one we’ve revered for years. To date, they’ve handled 45 million messages, have over 70 full-time employees spread across the U.S., and 4000 volunteers. LA Director Maggie Van De Loo is going to be joining us to lead an evening of discussion around Crisis Text Line's work, how to become a volunteer if you're interested, and texting for help if you're in need. This evening is FREE and open to anyone and everyone of all ages. Unfortunately, Big Cartel does not allow for free events, so please ignore the $1 price tag and checking out.
***JUST RSVP TO MICHA AT MICHA@OFTHEWOLVES.COM***