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.
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.