Quantcast

Teen suicide prevention group asks for your help - KOAA.com | Continuous News | Colorado Springs and Pueblo

Teen suicide prevention group asks for your help

Posted: Updated:
COLORADO SPRINGS -

Macy Klein is a high school junior and wanted to start Project Reasons after a rash of suicides at her school last year and her own suicidal thoughts.

"Our whole mission statement revolves around this idea, teens communicating with teens to stop suicide," Macy Klein said.

The board is made up of students. They speak with teens on a peer to peer level and give adults better understanding as well. They've spoken at a variety of venues and even have a grant for a phone app. 

There's also an adult board to help the students navigate the nonprofit world. Macy's mom, Ginger Klein, is on it. She was shocked to learn her daughter had suicidal thoughts. 

"She was a happy kid as far as we knew, but we discovered through screening she had anxiety and depression. It came to us as a big surprise. It's great evidence to us, teens, even in supportive family environments, can keep things to themselves," Ginger Klein said.

Now they're working to get other adults and teens involved to raise awareness and prevent suicide. 

They're holding their first big fundraiser, a mystery theater dinner, on Friday, Tickets sold out in two days.

"It's easy to overlook us. I feel like, it's really cool to see adults coming to this event led by teenagers to support us. And we can speak into their lives and hopefully give them an image of what the future could look like with more programs like Project Reasons," Macy Klein said.

The nonprofit, which has student representation at D20 and D38 schools hopes to touch every district in the future. 

They hope to speak at more schools and get more students involved.

"She (Macy) started the website from scratch. She was really devastated over the most recent suicide at the time and she said what can be done about this issue.. what can adults do to fix it? And we said, what can teens do to fix it? And she took that and started a website," Ginger Klein said.

If you'd like to sign up to help or donate to the cause click here

Download the KOAA News 5 App iOS/iPhone here and for Android here.

WEATHER
Drive the Doppler
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • No more earning fuel points at select convenience stores

    No more earning fuel points at select convenience stores

    Monday, April 23 2018 4:06 PM EDT2018-04-23 20:06:09 GMT
    King Soopers on 29th Street in PuebloKing Soopers on 29th Street in Pueblo
    King Soopers on 29th Street in PuebloKing Soopers on 29th Street in Pueblo

    Kroger has announced it is transitioning ownership of most convenience stores, so loyalty members will no longer be able to earn fuel points at transition locations. According to King Soopers, the stores will include Kwik Shop, Loaf N' Jug, Quick Stop Markets, Turkey Hill and Tom Thumb. 

    Kroger has announced it is transitioning ownership of most convenience stores, so loyalty members will no longer be able to earn fuel points at transition locations. According to King Soopers, the stores will include Kwik Shop, Loaf N' Jug, Quick Stop Markets, Turkey Hill and Tom Thumb.

  • Pueblo South High School to cancel classes Tuesday

    Pueblo South High School to cancel classes Tuesday

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 12:29 AM EDT2018-04-24 04:29:50 GMT
    27.6 percent of students in District 60 have been "chronically absent" in the 2017-2018 school year. (KOAA)27.6 percent of students in District 60 have been "chronically absent" in the 2017-2018 school year. (KOAA)
    27.6 percent of students in District 60 have been "chronically absent" in the 2017-2018 school year. (KOAA)27.6 percent of students in District 60 have been "chronically absent" in the 2017-2018 school year. (KOAA)

    Pueblo South High School announced on its Facebook page that the school will close Tuesday due to a high number of teacher call-outs.

    Pueblo South High School announced on its Facebook page that the school will close Tuesday due to a high number of teacher call-outs.

  • Photos show extent of damage to Colorado Springs Airport after fire

    Photos show extent of damage to Colorado Springs Airport after fire

    Monday, April 23 2018 8:24 PM EDT2018-04-24 00:24:46 GMT

    Photos presented to the Colorado Springs City Council at the council's work session showed the severity of water damage on the three levels of the airport from a fire last Monday night.

    Photos presented to the Colorado Springs City Council at the council's work session showed the severity of water damage on the three levels of the airport from a fire last Monday night.

Powered by Frankly

© KOAA.com 2018, KOAA.com
A CORDILLERA COMMUNICATIONS Station
All rights reserved
Privacy Policy, | Terms of Service, and Ad Choices

Can't find something?