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 2020 – 2021 academic year are now closed
Applications for the 2021-2022 academic year will open in April

BE AWARE
• 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
SPEAK UP
• 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
REACH OUT
• 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
#HELPSOMEONE
• Use what you have learned to help someone in need