My grandfather, my son and the right thing

I was 9 years old when I noticed that my grandfather dropped my grandmother off for church services every Sunday but never went inside.  Oh, he went to church for weddings, funerals, fairs and Saturday bean suppers.  But he never once attended Sunday services.  My grandmother would say he didn’t  (read more...)

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Building on Our Hopes and Dreams

What Youth Are Saying

By Rachel LaBrie Sometimes, when I tell someone I have been suicidal for 11 years, they laugh. The common response is “Well then, how are you still here?” Let me explain to you what I mean when I say I’m suicidal. I think about dying every single day of my life. It’s like the exit sign in a store, glowing and inviting. But I talk myself into staying “for just a little while longer.” I never have the courage to leave. I just feel, most of the time, that I’d be better off dead. Let’s continue with the store metaphor. I  (read more...)

February is Black History Month. We would like to focus on the barriers to care for African American youth and what we can do about them.