KUTO, Kids Under Twenty One

KUTO’s mission is to prevent suicide and foster the emotional well-being of youth. KUTO prepares teens with the skills, confidence and courage to help their peers, and themselves, cope before, during and after crisis. KUTO is dedicated to providing youth-focused programming throughout the greater St. Louis area. Our crisis prevention, suicide intervention and postvention support services include community awareness, outreach and education; a youth-staffed telephone hotline; Peer Helper Skills Training; and support for survivors of a completed suicide. Our philosophy is simple; KUTO is teens helping teens help themselves.

Situational life events may play a contributing role in many suicide death. Often adverse life events are first countered with substance mis/abuse and mis-directed coping methods. KUTO supports social norming of resiliency and help-seeking as first responses to interpersonal conflict, behavioral health concerns and employment challenges or financial problems.

Learn more at http://www.kuto.org