By Jackie Rosen, FISP Executive Director/CEO Did you know that 12 Teens die each day by Suicide in the U.S.A.? That’s ONE every hour and 40 minutes! FISP works very hard to help change these statistics. Our Broward County has the most Suicides in our state Followed by Miami- Dade County. That is why FISP has started a new HOPE Clubs program to help teens in our local High Schools. HOPE Clubs stand for Helping Overcome Problems Effectively. The clubs provide a safe place for teens to get together and learn how to solve their problems while sharing fun times together. At the end of the year the clubs will hold a HUGS for HOPE Hug-a- Thon to educate the students in their school about important issues that affect teens. Take a look at the HOPE CLUB Page under Programs and let FISP know what you think and if you want to start a HOPE Club at your school. Tell us what issues you want to discuss. Tell your friends about this blog and ask them to join you in sharing their ideas. This page is just for teens and we welcome your help in making it relevant to your needs and issues. I will add articles about teens each month to help keep the blog interesting and up to date. We invite you to do the same.