What is it about youth suicide that propels us to be so ignorant? Is there some sort of poison that flows from the word, or are we as people just so fucking cruel, cold, and heartless that we refuse to discuss the thing that is the number one cause of death in our country? If everyone cared a little bit more, and everyone looked at it on a personal level, maybe we could reduce these numbers. Why isn't enough being done to protect this generation? I'll tell you why. Because mothers and fathers and aunts and uncles and brothers and sisters and girlfriends and boyfriends say, "It will never happen to my children, it will never happen to anyone I know, why should I care?". It isn't until youth suicide is right under their nose that they go, "Well fuck, maybe I should think about this." And then it's too late because they have already lost someone close to them, or at the least, someone that they know.
For those suffering from depression, it's even harder. They know about the seriousness of