Currently, suicide is the third leading cause of death of adolescents between the ages of 15-24. There is one completed suicide every 15 minutes in the United States -- 100 per day, 34,000 per year. Hillsborough has experienced at least 12 confirmed suicides over the last 15 years. These figures are statistically significant in the community of our size.
Hillsborough Township Public Schools actively educates students about suicide and in age-appropriate manner, but the issues is broader than our schools. We must bring education and awareness to the community at large. BoroSAFE's (Suicide Awareness For Everyone) goal is to raise community awareness that suicide is preventable and resources are available.
Members of Team BoroSAFE will raise awareness about suicide prevention and provide funding to support the prevention programs offered by BoroSAFE.