Resource: Seize the Awkward

Monthly Resources – September 2022
Published September 10, 2022

Free Resources from Seize the Awkward to Promote Peer Support

Seize the Awkward may be an ideal first step in preparing a class, club, or entire student body for focused suicide prevention activities. Pronouns used are intentionally gender neutral.

Immediate purpose: Promote peer support. “It’s reported that 76% of young adults will turn to a peer in a time of crisis for support.”

Long-term purpose: Prevent suicide, normalize talking about feelings.

Includes downloadable:

Resources available online:

A Get Help section directs the user to 911 in an emergency, 988 in a crisis or other resources as appropriate.

Seize the Awkward was created in partnership by The JED Foundation, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and the Ad Council.


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