On December 15, 2020, Jake Johnston tragically ended his life at only 13 years old. The world lost a kind, caring, and beautiful soul. For those who knew him and for those who did not, the news of his passing and the short life that he lived continues to reach others.
4 Jake is an initiative inspired by one of Jake's friends, Noah. It is through this initiative that 4 Jake will bring awareness and help to others suffering from mental health issues, depression, and thoughts about suicide.
Our mission statement is still a work in progress.
Our goal is to not only prevent suicide, but address the causes of youth and teen suicides. We want to work towards giving our kids the proper tools to manage their stress, have a higher emotional intelligence, communicate more effectively, process their traumas, and practice better self care. We believe if we give love, compassion, and healing to our youth then we can truly change the outcome.
Currently, suicide is the second leading cause of death in people aged 10-24 years. That statistic is staggering and heartbreaking. We can do better.