There is a “Silent Epidemic” sweeping through our nation that claims an average of more than 100 young lives each week. It knows no social, racial or economic barriers. This “Silent Epidemic” is youth suicide! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2015 Youth Risk Behavioral Survey over ONE out of every TWELVE young people in our nation attempted suicide in the previous 12 months. The good news is that eleven out of twelve did not attempt suicide…but ONE is too many, especially if it is your son or daughter, grandson or granddaughter or the young person next door.