There is a “Silent Epidemic” sweeping through our nation that claims an average of more than 125 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 Youth Risk Behavioral Survey approximately ONE out of every ELEVEN young people in our nation attempted suicide in the previous 12 months. The good news is that ten out of eleven 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.