Shatter The Silence

The transition from childhood to adult life can be very challenging. Whether someone is facing difficulties in school, finding a job, maintaining positive relationships, or becoming financially independent, young people often face challenges they have to overcome and stay successful in as they move into adulthood. Unfortunately, too many adolescents and adults attempt suicide in the face of these challenges. Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death among young people ages 10-24 in Mississippi.

Shatter the Silence is a campaign of the Mississippi Department of Mental Health to encourage young people to talk through their feelings with friends and trusted adults, and to also encourage those friends to show their concern and support. By working together, we can help those in need to realize it’s OK to reach out for help.

If you would like to speak to someone about a presentation, or if you would like to order some Shatter the Silence materials, contact the Department of Mental Health at 601-359-1288.

Download the Shatter the Silence Info Card