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Impact: Youth Suicide Prevention

Hanging up in my office is a poster of a teenager.  It show this young person in the prime of life, involved in sports, photography, smiling alongside friends and hugging family.  I received this poster at their funeral after they tragically decided to take their own life.  I didn't know this young person, but I did walk past them often in between places i needed to be.  I was on my way to find kids that needed some help, yet I never noticed this one.  I know that this event was not my responsibility, but I keep this poster up on my wall to remind myself that this job can sometimes mean the difference between life and death.  Just this spring another young person told me that some passing words I made had prevented the attempt they were going to make on their own life.  I do wonder what may have been different if...  but the what if questions cannot be answered.  What I can do is change my future.  For that reason we at Youth Unlimited in Langley are offering a youth suicide prev

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We are Youth Unlimited

Langley Youth Unlimited is a division of Greater Vancouver Youth Unlimited.  We are an international faith based organization that dates back to the 1940's. In our area we have a dream that the youth of Langley would have the means to live a healthy life: Physically, Emotionally, Intellectually, Socially and Spiritually.  Addressing the needs of every aspect of life. from trouble with homework, emotional turmoil or questions about life and God.  We want to be a safe adult presence in the lives of youth aged 10-24 as they try to navigate the mess of life. Our team is comprised of passionate and innovative individuals that try to pair the needs of the community with the passions of our staff in creating our response to in the area.  We are cooperative, and not competitive meaning that we would rather work together in partnership than worry about creating our own programs. Each week the   Langley team of youth workers partners with 5 local schools which enables us to conne