Spring is a wonderful time of year
The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, the sun is out longer, and school is almost out.
Spring is great for a lot of reasons, but many young people struggle during this season.
Suicide rates are highest in the spring, which is why we are launching our #BeeStrong campaign through our social media accounts. We want to provide youth with skills, knowledge, and hope so that they can get through this stressful time of year.
Everyone has the capacity to be strong and resilient, but sometimes that strength is hard to find within ourselves.
So much sun, so why so glum?
There are many theories for why suicide rates increase in the spring. Suicide is complicated, and while there is no simple answer to why suicide rates climb in spring, there are many ideas - supported by data - as to what contributes to these crises in our youth during this particular season.