Who We Are
We feel called to undertake this challenge of addressing suicide prevention at large. We will accomplish this with partners, sponsors, organizations, communities, families and individuals who share our vision and passion for helping to end these preventable deaths and the striking pain they leave behind. We will work to educate, serve, and bring awareness to our communities through a framework of peer advocacy. For the benefit of the Mississippi public, we will empower, educate, and collaborate with concerned people, communities and organizations to save lives and to end suicide. Working together to handle this crisis, we can make our communities and Mississippi a leader in suicide prevention, intervention and postvention
We will work diligently to meet the goal of ending suicide. We will succeed when we operate as a team with our communities, other progressive leaders, teams, organizations, agencies and volunteers who share the same cause to end suicide.
MAtES operates with the understanding that suicide is preventable. Statistics show suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death of those ages 10-24. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in all age groups. Our statistics are reportedly unreliable with a 10-15% higher rate than those reported. This epidemic is unacceptable.