Hope Chain Launched to Curb Rising Suicide Rates Timed for National Suicide Prevention Month

(EZ Newswire)

FORT WORTH, TX -- Hope Chain, a non-profit devoted to raising awareness of rising suicide rates, is launching a series of initiatives in time for September’s National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, which was first observed in 2008.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) noted in a recent report that nationwide suicide rates rose again in 2022, following “an overall 5% increase in suicides in 2021”. Youth and young adults (10–24 years) account for 15% of all suicides, and it is the second leading cause of death for this age group.

“The rising suicide rates and terrible impact on young people motivated us start Hope Chain,” noted Dan Huber, who founded Hope Chain along with his daughter Bailey. “In a culture fatigued by anxiety and depression, we want to create a community dedicated to spreading messages of love, hope, and compassion to try to make a difference.”

Dan and Bailey Huber have produced a short film Please Live, Don’t Die, which focuses on the lives of teen students dealing with bullying, expectations, and issues of anxiety, depression, and suicide. The film is available at HopeChain.com.

“We’ve had family members who attempted suicide, and friends who did it," said Bailey Huber. “We wanted to tap into the popularity of viral videos challenges and social media to spread positive messages and reduce the stigma around reaching out for support.”

Hope Chain Challenges are dedicated to sharing positivity to spark a chain reaction of hope. Anyone can sign up at HopeChain.com or on social media. The first challenge is to film a short video and tell someone - “You Are Loved!” Users then post their video to their social networks using the hashtag #HOPECHAINCHALLENGE and tag @HopeChain. Participants also earn points to be entered for prizes and swag.

For media inquiries, please contact Dan or Bailey at bailey@hopechain.com. Learn more or donate to support the cause and help Hope Chain spread love at www.hopechain.com.

Follow Hope Chain:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Hopechainmovement
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hopechainmovement
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@jointhehopechain
Twitter: https://twitter.com/thehopechain
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@JoinTheHopeChain

About Hope Chain

Hope Chain is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Fort Worth, TX, founded by Dan and Bailey Huber, a father-and-daughter team with a desire to make a difference. Hope Chain is a diverse community of people who are dedicated to spreading messages of love, hope, and compassion. We aim to raise awareness of rising suicide rates, and combat those grim statistics with an outpouring of love and support for people struggling with mental health issues. Please visit www.hopechain.com.


SOURCE: Hope Chain

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