Surviving Suicide. Rebuilding Lives.

Anna Klassen joins Static!

Hey Staticers!

This is Anna Klassen and I am the new intern for Break Through the Static for this fall! It was AMAZING seeing everyone at the bonfire last Saturday. Over 140 of you showed up to learn more about Static’s new Peninsula community, and you brought so much energy. Thank you for being so welcoming to the newbie intern.

I wanted to give you some background on why I wanted to be a part of Static -

After hearing Jade’s passion for teens who have struggled or been affected by suicide, my heart was immediately drawn to the organization. I’m not kidding when I say that I bawled the first time I interacted with her after hearing her story. And that’s where my beginning with Break Through the Static started…

For the past four years, my family has been trying to keep my 14-year-old sister alive. She has struggled with depression and suicide since I could remember.  Joining the Static team has started to give me hope that my baby sister will be okay and that there IS a community that can help her start to thrive on life, not just survive. And I am thrilled to be a part of it!

And back to Static – we are currently signing kids up to be a part of the 2011/12 Teen Advisory Board (TAB), small groups and this winter’s ski/snowboard trip. If you’re interested in attending these programs or getting involved in another capacity, please send me an email at

I am so so SO excited to be working with the bubbly Jade and the Static team this fall. Looking forward to meeting you all at upcoming program and events!

– Anna

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