Colorado teens spread suicide awareness
posted by: Guest Blogger
Colorado has one of the highest suicide rates in the nation. It’s the leading cause of death ages 10 – 18. That’s why a group of local teens is fighting this issue by changing the stigma and talking about it.
“There is stigma attached to all of these issues about having a child die, about teen depression, about anxiety, about suicide and it needs to change,” said Kari Eckert.
Eckert’s 15 year old son Robbie died by suicide in October 2018. She and her husband founded Robbie’s Hope Foundation in his memory to fight teen depression, anxiety and suicide through the friends their son made an impact on.
“They are full of passion and full of ideas and they want to fight this issue and they want to create the change,” said Eckert.