The primary cause to us is raising awareness for Suicide. We continue working with non profits, teens, adults and the community to raise awareness for the ever-growing and devastating epidemic of suicide.
We are trying to make advances in people's lives and give back to those who work directly with those needing help to raise more awareness for suicide. Our annual Be Heard! Off Road Show focuses our efforts on providing the community a place to hear from live speakers, visit booths and find resources for Suicide Awareness, while offering a fun environment for other off road enthusiasts and local businesses.
Here's some statistics:
-Males are FOUR times more likely than females to complete suicide.
-The ratio of suicide attempts to suicide death in youth is estimated to be about 25:1, compared to about 4:1 in the elderly.
-Denver, Colorado ranks #8 for cities with the most deaths by suicide. Annual rate: 16.2 per 100,000 people annually.
-Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people, resulting in about 4,400 deaths per year, according to the CDC. For every suicide among young people, there are at least 100 suicide attempts.
-On average, almost 3000 people commit suicide every day. Every 30 seconds, the loss of a person who killed themselves shatters the lives of family and friends.
-Suicide costs the US $69 Billion annually
-Many suicide attempts, however, go unreported or untreated. Surveys suggest that at least one million people in the U.S. each year engage in intentionally inflicted self-harm.
-Females ATTEMPT suicide twice as often as males.
Warning Signs of Suicide
If someone you know is showing one or more of the following behaviors, he or she may be thinking about suicide. Don’t ignore these warning signs. Get help immediately.
-Talking about wanting to die or to kill oneself
-Looking for a way to kill oneself
-Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live
-Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain
-Talking about being a burden to others
-Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs
-Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly
-Sleeping too little or too much
-Withdrawing or feeling isolated
-Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
-Displaying extreme mood swings
To preserve, protect and help with upkeep of our trails and public lands, while creating an environment for women to feel welcome regardless of their skill level on the trail.
We've given back to the following causes/non profits:
Colorado's All Girls Jeep Club
Colorado Jeep Girls
Colorado Crisis Services and Suicide Hotline:
Text “TALK” to 38255
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (8255). Trained crisis workers are available to talk 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Anonymously report anything that concerns or threatens you, your friends, your family or your community.