For the past year and a half, I have volunteered full-time for The Josh Anderson Foundation (JAF). The Josh Anderson Foundation is named after my brother, Joshua Lee Anderson, who died by suicide at the young age of seventeen. Our goal and my passion is to make sure this tragedy does not happen to other young people - who have their whole lives ahead of them.
Since September 2011, I have worked hard to establish strong partnerships with national and local mental health and youth organizations and proactively pursue avenues to establish mental wellness programs in schools. Due to these efforts and your support, JAF will reach eleven schools and impact over 17,000 students in the 2012-2013 school year!
We need your support now more than ever - to continue to impact our youth. JAF programs aim to make it okay and even cool for teenagers to talk about mental health issues and seek help, while providing them and their families with appropriate resources and support.
Please donate to this cause as I run a half-marathon in Josh's memory and for the hope that No Teenager Turns to Suicide. Together we can make this happen.
To see more on The Josh Anderson Foundation's efforts, visit our website