Writer and director, Eddie Lee Henderson, has experienced the loss of two young people in his life recently. One, a teenage actor from his first feature film, and the other was the stepson from his previous marriage. They were 17 and 16 years old. Both took their own lives.
In response, Eddie has dedicated Young Bolsheviks to them and is donating 10% of the profits to teen suicide awareness and prevention.
Youth Suicide Statistics
Suicide is the SECOND leading cause of death for ages 10-24. (2015 CDC WISQARS)
Suicide is the SECOND leading cause of death for college-age youth and ages 12-18. (2015 CDC WISQARS)
More teenagers and young adults die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza, and chronic lung disease, COMBINED.
Each day in our nation, there are an average of over 5,240 attempts by young people grades 7-12.
Four out of Five teens who attempt suicide have given clear warning signs