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Proclamation States

Draft Copy

 The State of _______________


 from the

 Office of the Governor

Yellow Ribbon Youth Suicide Awareness and Prevention Week

 September 7 – 13, 2014

WHEREAS, Youth suicide is one of the most disruptive and tragic events a family and a community can experience, and;

  WHEREAS, suicide is one of the leading causes of death for young people between the ages of 15 and 24 in the United States, claiming over 5,000 lives a year; and

 WHEREAS, public awareness of this terrible problem is the key to preventing further suffering and loss of life; and

  WHEREAS, the Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program is recognized as the symbol for awareness and prevention of youth suicide by suicide prevention groups, crisis centers, schools, churches, youth centers, hospitals, counselors, teachers, parents and youth throughout the world;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, _____________ Governor of the State of ________, do hereby proclaim September 9-15, 2012 as
Yellow Ribbon Youth Suicide Awareness and Prevention Week, and do urge all citizens to work to prevent youth suicide,
wear a yellow ribbon and to raise awareness and tolerance around all people affected by this tragedy.