We lost Liam on February 1, 2021 to suicide...Liam was an athlete, a boy scout, a great student, a kind friend and a leader...there were no symptoms or red flags. Our hearts are broken, but Liam lived his life big in his short 15 years...and we felt we owed him our energy to carry on his legacy by helping other kids and families avoid the nightmare that we have endured.
Liam was a second baseman and there is no greater defensive force multiplier in baseball than turning a double play. Liam has flipped the ball to us, it is our job to continue the play and end teen suicide.
Our goal is to connect youth and their parents, coaches and mentors with suicide prevention resources and techniques through engagement at youth sporting events, schools, and youth organizations.
Our mission is to help youth and families understand that there are not always symptoms or red flags leading to a suicide, that suicide is not reliably predictable, and to highlight the importance of access to resources, having difficult conversations and providing education around mental health. Through these conversations we want to help erase the stigma around mental health challenges and suicide and to build hope for our kids and families.
Suicide is the leading cause of death of young people (10-24) in the state of North Dakota and is the second leading cause of death for the same age group in the nation. It is our goal, while teaming with other similar organizations, that we can increase our impact on this community and region.
Together we can make a difference and save lives.
REDUCE STIGMA. BUILD HOPE. END SUICIDE.