Students make bracelets for suicide prevention

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TOLEDO (13abc Action News) - Lake High School students are trying to save lives.

They're reaching out to their peers who may be hurting and at risk for suicide. Grace Bladin is a sophomore at Lake High School. She says, "I have lost several family members over the past few years to suicide, so I really just wanted to make a difference, and help stop it."

You’re Knot Alone is the message and these bracelets are raising awareness. Purple is the suicide prevention color.

Austin Wilhelm is a senior. He says, "It's a big deal when a teen dies. If you see someone with this bracelet on, you can go and talk to them."

These bracelets will be on the wrists of eight thousand teens in our area and it could go national.

Aaron Witt is a senior. He tells 13 ABC, "I couldn't imagine if somebody in my life, somebody close to me, that happened. I just think that these could make a difference and that would be a big deal."

This project made it in the top 15 for the Jefferson Awards Foundation Lead360 Program. It beat out thousands of projects across the country. If the project makes it to the top 3, students will head to Washington D.C.

You can vote for the Student in Action project once a day until February 14th. That link is attached.