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Your Healthy Family: Students holding art show for suicide prevention

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Students Hannah Mitchell and Melanie Salvador are putting on an art show to raise money and awareness for teen suicide prevention. Students Hannah Mitchell and Melanie Salvador are putting on an art show to raise money and awareness for teen suicide prevention.
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Students at Pine Creek High School are hosting an art show Tuesday night to raise money and increase awareness for suicide prevention.

Students Hannah Mitchell and Melanie Salvador came up with the idea to host the event through their work with Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA).

"My job is to implement an event that will raise money for an organization that I chose, so I chose a suicide prevention organization which I am directly affiliated with," Mitchell said.

The show, which is happening Tuesday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., will display art from schools created by students around all of District 20. 

"Massive turnout would be great, ideally, but anything can help. We just want to spread the word and get this conversation in the mouths of people around the community," Salvador said.

The pieces of art all center around one theme: Reasons to stay alive.

Admission is $2, and proceeds will go to Project Reasons, a suicide prevention organization started by a D-20 student. District 20 schools have been impacted by several suicides by teenage students in recent years.

"I know it has impacted everyone whether they knew anyone who passed away or not," Mitchell said.  "I think it's really important that we all we all support because we are all affected."

There will also be donation boxes available at the event if people who go want to donate more than the admission cost.

"We want to support all these students who have worked hard, really two dollars isn't that expensive, donations are welcome and we would appreciate it if people would come out and support us," Salvador said.

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