We Petition the Obama Administration To Implement a Higher Standard of Education for Suicide and Depression Awareness for Middle and High School Students We need more education, counseling, and resources for students in middle school and high school suffering from mental illness, addiction, abuse, and suicidal thoughts. Many people know that suicides are on rise in the United States, but when they experience similar suffering they do not seek help. With more education about suicide prevention and more actions regarding recent suicides in the community, it will eliminate the stigma of talking about one’s problems. With more innovative education strategies, the future generations will understand that they are not alone. Thus, our country as a whole will understand the importance of talking with someone with professional experience about his or her fears. It is only through innovative education and awareness that we can stop the loss of lives.