WHAT IS NINE OUT OF TEN?
Inspired by the statistic that about 1 in 10 college students contemplates suicide, Nine out of Ten empowers college students to be a hopeful voice for suicide prevention. Each year, the Jordan Porco Foundation selects a handful of dedicated college students from across the US to serve as a student advisory committee. The mission of the Jordan Porco Foundation is to prevent suicide, promote mental health, and create a message of hope for young adults.
Applications for the 2022 – 2023 academic year are currently closed.
• Understand the prevalence of college student suicide • Learn about the warning signs of suicide and resources that can help • Look out for others and pay attention to signs that someone may be struggling
• Use your voice to raise awareness about suicide and suicide prevention • Challenge stigma, pay attention to how you talk about mental health and suicide, and educate others when you hear inappropriate jokes or problematic language • Talk about why suicide prevention is important to you
• Express your concern when you're worried about someone and let them know that you care • Connect others to professionals who can help • Ask for help for yourself when you need it
• Use what you have learned to help someone in need