Welcome to the YSA

No matter what problems you are struggling with, hurting yourself isn't the answer. 
Trevor Lifeline: 1-866-488-7386
Text "START" to 741-741
For additional counseling supports or interventions, click here.

During the month of June, the YSA is hosting a series of QPR trainings available at no cost to participants. QPR stands for "Question, Persuade, Refer" - 3 steps anyone can take to save a life! QPR trainings are appropriate for adults as well as middle and high school youth. Download our flyer or click on one of the links below to register today!

Monday, June 13 – 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (St. Martin’s Lutheran Church - 1120 Spa Road, Annapolis, MD)

Tuesday, June 21 – 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church – 611 B&A Boulevard, Severna Park, MD)

Wednesday, June 29 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (South County Recreation Center - 4510 Owensville-Sudley Rd, Harwood, MD)

Contact Alli Holstrom at srhols44@aacounty.org or 410-222-7423 x4 with any questions. 

A place to begin:
Suicide is one of the leading causes of preventable death in our nation today. We lose approximately 100 young people each week to this tragedy that can be prevented.

Never be reluctant to get involved and always take any child/adolescent’s expression of intent to harm themselves seriously. If you suspect a young person of suicidal ideation, get them to professional help immediately.

Suicide is Preventable.

News Feed

  • What I Want My Son to Know About My Suicide Attempt As teenagers, my brother and I both attempted suicide. We both survived. A few years later, when we were in our early 20s, my brother attempted again. This time, he ...
    Posted Jun 5, 2015, 6:36 AM by John Odean
  • Rise in Suicide by Black Children Surprises Researchers The suicide rate among black children has nearly doubled since the early 1990s, while the rate for white children has declined, a new study has found, an unusual pattern that ...
    Posted Jun 3, 2015, 7:32 AM by John Odean
  • MIT eases workload, offers support after recent suicides Maggie Delano never scored below a 90 on a high school exam. But her first semester at MIT, she said, she got a 27 on a physics test and finished ...
    Posted May 27, 2015, 12:48 PM by John Odean
  • Preventing Suicide With A 'Contagion Of Strength' For Whitney Bischoff, high school was tough. On the first day of her freshman year, a childhood friend committed suicide. Things weren't any better at home — her father died ...
    Posted Feb 26, 2015, 12:19 PM by John Odean
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