After the many completed suicides in the Salem-Keizer School District, students from South Salem High School decided that youth need to speak up to help solve the problem. Whether it’s lived experience with mental health problems or seeing someone we love struggle, we know how important it is for peers to speak up for those who can’t.
Founded by a student and created for students, Live To Tell strives to make suicide a never event in the Salem-Keizer School District. In order to accomplish this, we believe the change has to come from us. Through advocacy, awareness, and education, we work to destigmatize the issue of mental health within the student body and to lead the conversation surrounding suicide prevention and mental wellness.
Meet the Team
Our Board of Directors is made up entirely of high school students from across the Salem-Keizer School District. Now, we have four schools and counting represented. Here are just a few of us!
Arnav is a junior at South Salem High School. He is actively involved in the school’s suicide prevention efforts and also participates in music, business clubs, and the IB program at South.
Nevaeh is a junior at North Salem High School. She has been a member of Live To Tell’s board since her sophomore year, and she is an amazing advocate for teen mental health.
Founder and Former President
A Class of 2020 graduate of South Salem High School, Eric works as a call worker for Youthline, a teen to teen crisis hotline in Portland. He’s passionate about the role peers can play in helping prevent suicide and promote mental wellness. He will be attending Stanford University in the fall of 2021.
Clara is a senior at Sprague High School. She is an avid member of her school’s leadership program and is involved in the school’s mental health club, Lost Hearts.
Feel free to reach out to us with any questions or donations!