CABOT, Ark. – The rising number of suicides among teenagers is alarming. But one local student is working to make a difference and give classmates hope for the future.
Tenth grader Kailyn Rosenbaum knows all too well the struggles and pressure that teens face.
“It started last year when there had been a couple of suicides,“ explains Kailyn Rosenbaum, Cabot High School Student.
She wanted to make an impact but didn’t know how.
“The Lord was speaking to me that I needed to do something about it,“ she continues.
Then one night at church, a woman spoke about her struggle with depression and suicidal thoughts.
“When this lady gave her testimony it opened my eyes to how many people don’t know their worth and identity,“ Kailyn adds.
Kailyn knew then she wanted to create an event to let young people know they’re not alone.
“It’s a service, it’s called Worthy, it’s going to be a night of worth and identity,“ she says.
It will be a night of worship, games and speakers, plus they’ll have counselors on site.
“If you want to go talk to them, you can do it privately, you can go over and get their number if you’re still with depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts,“ Kailyn says.
Creating and planning the event as a high school student hasn’t been easy, but she has a lot of help from her peers and youth pastors. She’s also leaning on her faith.
“I read my Bible and prayed about it. I couldn’t do this without my faith or Jesus helping me,“ she says.
She’s hoping this event is one step to give others confidence that they are indeed worthy.
Worthy is taking place on Saturday, April 13 at 5:30 p.m. in the Cabot Freshman Academy cafeteria.
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