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Efforts to prevent teenagers from committing suicide are increasing in Northeast Ohio.

“It just changed my life,” explains 26-year-old Jordyn Wright.

“I think that opportunity to give back from even a place where I didn’t know I had to give from helped me heal and reach out to so many other people.”

Wright was first introduced to the non-profit ‘Alive on Purpose’ when she was 18; prior to that she had attempted suicide three times.

The organization works in areas of suicide prevention, grief support and character development, tackling issues before suicide is even a question.

Wright is a facilitator for an after school program called ‘Girls Alive’ that targets Cleveland Metropolitan School District students, giving them a safe place to express themselves.

“Most people do reach out, most people will say something to someone at some point but someone has to be willing to hear and know that that’s what’s being said and not take it as a joke,” she say

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