umttr is a community of young adults leading a movement to change the story from bullying, depression and suicide to a compassionate culture where every person matters.
umttr was founded in response to the tragic suicide of a fellow student, athlete, and friend by the students and families of Winston Churchill High School in Montgomery County, Maryland.
umttr empowers schools and youth athletic organizations with the funds, information, and tools they need to create a compassionate culture where every person matters. We aim to place mental well-being and caring support at the forefront of teens’ daily interactions.
We accomplish our goals by:1) Educating teens on the 5 Signs of emotional suffering
2) Identifying and introducing successful, research-based teen suicide prevention programs to schools (Sources of Strength).
3) Hosting community events and fundraisers.
4) Sharing the message that every life matters.
On May 20, 2013, Churchill sophomore and varsity athlete, Evan Rosenstock, took his own life as a result of depression, leaving the entire Churchill community shocked and saddened. To prevent other student athletes from ever feeling alone or desperate, a group of Churchill students, along with the Rosenstock family, have created umttr. Their mission is to foster a community of students who know that they matter.