Helping Young Adults See Sunshine When They Don’t See Much

It’s a tough topic, suicide. Did you know that suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people aged 10 to 24? An estimated 1,100 college students take their lives every year in the United States. The Jordan Porco Foundation, founded in 2011 and headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut, is doing something about this horrific statistic. Ernie and Marisa Porco lost their son, Jordan (Jordan is pictured above), this way when he was a freshman in college. They formed this non-profit organization to make a difference for other families. Matt Riley lost his 15-year-old daughter to suicide too, and is on the foundation’s board to help teens understand the warning signs of other teens before it’s too late. The organization believes that on a peer-to-peer basis lives can be saved, because teens talk to each other often more than to adults. Listen to this interview, it might save a young life.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One Comment

  1. Posted January 3, 2017 at 5:50 pm | Permalink

    I am so happy to see an organization that helps young adults with mental health issues, and teaches other young adults to recognize the signs of impending suicidal activities. It takes a village! Sometimes these kids feel so helpless and just don’t understand that tomorrow is another day, full of promise. Keep up the good work Jordan Porco Foundation!