Breaking the Silence, Saving Lives

Shining a Light on the Statistics

The statistics paint a grim reality. On average, there are over 5,240 attempts by young people in grades 7-12 each day. These young souls are battling internal demons and facing unimaginable pain. We cannot turn a blind eye to their struggles.

Youth Suicide Statistics

  • Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for our youth ages 10-24. (2020 CDC
  • More teenagers and young adults die from suicide than from cancer, heart
    disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza, and chronic lung
    disease, COMBINED. (2020 CDC WISQARS)
  • Each day in our nation, there are an average of over 3,703 attempts by young
    people grades 9-12. (2020 CDC WISQARS)
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Inspiring Hope, Creating Change

In Loving Memory of Cassidy

Cassidy’s spirit lives on through our mission to prevent teen suicide and save lives. Join us in honoring her memory by advocating for change, spreading hope, and breaking the silence surrounding mental health. Together, we can make a difference.

Give Hope, Save Lives: Donate to Prevent Youth Suicide

  • Every donation counts: By contributing to the Cassidy Joined for Hope Foundation, you directly support initiatives that raise awareness, provide resources, and offer education on mental health, depression, and suicide prevention.
  • Preventing tragedies: Your donation helps us break the silence surrounding suicide and create a supportive environment where individuals feel comfortable seeking help. Together, we can save lives and support those who may be struggling.
  • Supporting comprehensive programs: Your contribution enables us to implement mental health screening programs in schools, identify at-risk students, and provide timely intervention and resources necessary for their treatment.

Join Us in Making a Difference


As a parent who has lost a child to suicide, I am committed to speak on a variety of suicide prevention topics at high schools, colleges, church youth groups and other community gatherings.

My presentations vary according to the audience, but each one addresses suicide prevention and resources.  I am also available to share our personal story during annual events such as Mental Health Awareness Month, Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, Suicide Prevention Week, Suicide Awareness Day, World Suicide Prevention Day and International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day. – Kim Hess



If you would like to schedule a presentation in your community, please contact us:

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