The Alaska Association of Student Governments (AASG), the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) and GCI, the largest telecommunications company in Alaska, recently honored students across the state for their gripping submissions in the Suicide Prevention Media Contest.
Jaden Nethercall of Barrow earned top prize for his video that delivers a poignant and powerful message:
View all contest submissions. The top four entries will be made into television public service announcements, which GCI will air around Alaska.
“When media messages about suicide are presented to the public by teens, it opens dialogue and makes an immediate impact,” said Bob Terrazas, ANTHC Marketing and Communications Director. “Because of this awareness, Alaska’s suicide crisis hotline, Careline, will see a spike in phone calls and hopefully kids’ lives will be saved.”