Our Mission: To end the epidemic of youth suicide, especially for young people of color, by transforming the way we communicate and connect about mental health.
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NFL DEFENSIVE TACKLE SOLOMON THOMAS ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF THE DEFENSIVE LINE.
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For leaders of young people of color, The Defensive Line is the mental health community that empowers lifesaving connections.
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You have the opportunity to impact the lives of young people of color struggling with suicide. Between 2018 and 2021, increases in age adjusted suicide rates were highest amongst Native Americans (26%) with Blacks (19.2%) and Hispanics (6.8%) also evidencing significant increase. For Black people the largest increase (36.6%) was seen in ages 10-24. (CDC)