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. We want to take the month of May to raise awareness of the facts and provide support that can counteract some of the stressors that contribute to increased suicide rates this time of year. Everyone has the capacity to be strong and resilient, but sometimes that strength is hard to find within ourselves.
Follow us through May 31st for information, skills, and tips. There will be plenty of opportunities for you to use our hashtag #BeeStrong in response to our posts, so keep a lookout!
Don't let the season bring you down. You can Bee Strong!
So much sun, so why so glum?
There are many theories for why suicide rates increase in the spring. 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.
May is final exam season, and we understand how stressful this time of year can be. Exam stress is one of the reasons for why suicide rates are higher this time of year, so we want to make sure that you have tools that can help you succeed in your test taking endeavors.
Check out some of our favorite videos that can help you BEEat exam stress!