Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young adults 10 to 24 years of age; suicide rates for this age group increased 52.2% between 2000-2021.
Something needs to be done to put a stop to teen suicide, now. One grieving
Southern Californian father is leading a charge to do just that.
On this week’s episode of the LA Weekly Weekly podcast, Host and Publisher Brian Calle sits down with his longtime friend Jason Reid for a deep and emotionally charged conversation about teen suicide.
Reid is a leader in the youth mental health advocacy realm and one of the foremost advocates in the space trying to help kids and make real change. He’s also a grieving father. In 2018, Jason Reid and his wife, the parents of four teens, went away for the weekend, only to experience the most harrowing moment for any parent: their youngest son Ryan — age 14 — texted to say he was going to kill himself.