‘Keep the Spark Alive’ — How one family is pushing to get teen suicides in Johnson County down to zero

Keep the Spark Alive

Nathan and Sylvia Harrell founded Keep the Spark Alive in 2017 after they lost their son to suicide. Since its creation, the foundation helped fund and create several programs to normalize the discussion of suicide and mental health in schools. The organization's goal is to one day have zero teen suicides in Johnson County. Image via Keep the Spark Alive.

Need help? September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and organizations like Keep the Spark Alive are trying to make conversations about mental health and suicide more normal, now and throughout the year.