Foundation works to prevent teen suicide

Emily Myers, Darius Carter, Ashley Sweeney and Austin Perkins, high school actors from the Second Chance Foundation, perform skits for older students at St. Francis Xavier Elementary School.

Emily Myers, Darius Carter, Ashley Sweeney and Austin Perkins, high school actors from the Second Chance Foundation, perform skits for older students at St. Francis Xavier Elementary School. Photo by Julie Smith.

It is a scary fact, but teen suicide is a reality. Every 100 minutes, a teen commits suicide.

To help publicize the warning signs and educate seventh- and eighth-graders on how to respond and seek help for themselves or for a friend, The Second Chance Foundation received a grant from the Missouri Department of Mental Health to go to area schools and perform a lighthearted and theatrical skit, touching on the all-important message.

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Emily Myers, Darius Carter, Ashley Sweeney and Austin Perkins, high school actors from the Second Chance Foundation, perform skits for older students at St. Francis Xavier Elementary School.

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