Metro high school students team up to create #NotEvenOne campaign aimed at suicide prevention

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. --Some metro high school students recently teamed up to launch a project called Not Even One.  The meaning behind the project is that not even one suicide is acceptable.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

In an effort to launch the prevention project aimed to bring awareness to teen suicide the teens joined forces with Marillac. Marillac in Johnson County helps children and teens with mental and behavioral health problems.

Suicide Prevention Awareness ribbon

Suicide Prevention Awareness ribbon

Sherrie Balmer, the coordinator from Marillac, Abbie Gartland and Kena Flood who are seniors this fall at Saint Thomas Aquinas joined FOX 4 to chat about what inspired them to create the project and what they want other teens to know about suicide prevention.

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Mix 93.3, Q104, KFKF, KC 102.1 and the TBones have also teamed up with the teens and FOX 4 to host a #NotEvenOne suicide prevention night at the ball park. The event will be August 27th at Community America Ballpark.

The teens also created a public service announcement that people can share on social media to draw awareness to the #NotEvenOne campaign. The video will debut at the TBones game on Thursday.

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If you are having suicidal thoughts, we urge you to get help immediately.

Go to a hospital, call 911 or call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433).

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