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***Our September group will meet on the 2nd Monday, September 14th.
Suicide Prevention Week Activities
Crouch Foundation has partnered with Volounteers of America to hold a series of talks around Acadiana focusing on suicide warning signs, intervention and mental health.
Tuesday, September 8th, 1:00 p.m., New Iberia Public Library
Wednesday, September 9th, 1:00 p.m., Opelousas Police Department
Thursday, September 10th, 6:00 p.m., Lafayette Public Library, Main Branch
Wednesday, September 16th, 6:00 p.m., Our Lady of Mercy Church, Henderson
A devastating act that is preventable! Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death in college-aged students and third leading cause of death in individuals aged 10-24. As a survivor, those of us left to live after an act of suicide tend to face stigma, misconception, and judgment. Instead, the Jacob Crouch Foundation seeks to promote prevention, awareness, education, and support for those contemplating suicide, or for survivors who must learn to live after losing someone to suicide.
"To establish suicide prevention and awareness through education."
Crouch Foundation began fulfilling its mission in November 2006 by taking our educational program into schools in the Acadiana area. This program provides students with the tools necessary to help themselves or others who may be showing signs of potential at-risk behavior. It has been proven that talking about suicide can only help individuals who are having those thoughts.
The "Suicide Shutout" campaign is aimed at one goal - raise the necessary funding to be able to effectively reach schools and churches throughout Acadiana. To do this means we need the generous help and support of individuals like you.
It is crucial that we all work together to solve a problem that touches so many in this community. It is not an easy subject to talk about. It is not an easy problem to solve. However the services the Crouch Foundation provides are a critical component in saving lives. Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. It is through education and special programs that we can reach those contemplating their own death.
We are asking your support and that you join us in the "Suicide Shutout".
Michelle Crouch's Story