After a cluster of local teen suicides, stay-at-home dad Colby Wallace launched the “You Matter” campaign to strengthen mental health.
On May 12th, Wallace, the 42-year-old father in Queen Anne, Seattle, heard about four teen suicides in King County. “These were local high school students and no one was really talking about it,” Wallace tells Yahoo Lifestyle.
A friend told Wallace about the Don’t Give Up Movement, started in 2017 by Amy Wolff, a mom in Newberg, Oregon who, affected by the suicide rates in her community, started distributing motivational signs. Now, she runs a non-profit that sells signs, wall decals, and wristbands with encouraging phrases.
Source: Dad posts ‘Don’t Give Up’ sign to lower suicide rates