Ferris students put on suicide prevention play

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by Honora Swanson & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on March 29, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Updated Thursday, Mar 29 at 11:21 PM

SPOKANE--Some students in Spokane are taking their talents to the stage to raise money and awareness about teen suicide.

It's a taboo subject but some teens at Ferris High School say suicide has had a huge impact on their life so they composed a suicide prevention play.

The teen actors, writers and directors say they hope their performance will show how thoughts of suicide can haunt people.

Senior Jake Herbel says the goal of the play is to encourage people to be there for friends and family and to believe them during their time of need.

According to the Youth Suicide Prevention Program in Washington; an average of two people between the ages of 10 and 24 kill themselves each week.  Nearly one in four people between those ages consider suicide.

Tickets are $5 for the show and it starts at 7 p.m. Friday.  The money supports a local suicide prevention organization.
 

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