Every 90 Days, 55 Young People Die by Suicide – Join New Campaign to Save Lives!

Every 90 days, 55 young people die by suicide in this country, and firearms remain the most commonly used method of suicide – 49% of suicides. Every young person lost to this tragedy is one too many – and you have the power to make a difference with just $90.

As the Ohio AAP commemorates 90 years of educating and advocating for Ohio’s children and families and the pediatricians who care for them, we believe it is only fitting that we embark on a special fundraising campaign to support the most critical challenge we face today: child and adolescent mental health and suicide prevention.

Our $90k for 90 Years fundraising campaign will support Ohio AAP’s “Store It Safe” program – a vital initiative that trains healthcare providers to screen for depression and suicidality, discuss safe storage of lethal means, distribute safe storage devices, and provide resources to youth and families.

With your generous contribution of just $90, we can expand the reach of our Store It Safe program, providing education, resources and practical solutions to prevent these heartbreaking losses. In fact, each $90 donation can provide a lockbox and safe storage education for three families! Your support can make a real difference in saving lives and ensuring a brighter future for countless families across Ohio.


Don’t wait to create your impact! The sooner we reach our goal, the sooner we can get these lifesaving resources into the hands of families in our communities. To kick off the $90k for 90 Years campaign, we are encouraging all members to donate by July 31, 2024 – within the first 90 days! All donors during the first 90 days will get an exclusive invitation to the 90th Anniversary reception at the Annual Meeting and an entry into a special raffle that will be drawn that evening.

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