Suicide is currently the 12th leading cause of death in America, as staggering 45,000 lives were lost in 2020. Hundreds of families and friends lose their loved ones to suicide every day.
The grieving process of dealing with a suicide death can be extremely disheartening and devastating. In addition to mourning, the tragedy of the event can cause a lot of shock and anguish. These unfortunate statistics call for a development of improved mental health resources, and increased support for those struggling with a suicidal symptoms.
To honor the memory of a beautiful life that was lost, Catherine Kesel, this scholarship intends to support family members who have had a close relative commit suicide. Any undergraduate or high school senior from low-income backgrounds with personal experience may apply for this opportunity.
To apply, please tell us how mental health has influenced your beliefs, relationships, and career aspirations and how you are applying this to both your life and your community.