Suicide, the inability to have face to face conversations and the fear of not having a voice are a few of the serious topics weighing on the minds of Nebraska’s youth, according to a new study.
Executive Director Stacy Bingham with Launch Leadership says these serious topics must be addressed by adults and students.
“The thought process is that this is a community issue,” says Bingham. “So rather than just, as a community, coming together and saying ‘let’s solve this for students’; it’s how can we come alongside our students together.”
500 Nebraska middle and high school students across the state were surveyed for the study.
Launch Leadership is a Lincoln-based nonprofit focusing on youth leadership development.