The word Aevidum, which means “I’ve got your back,” was created by students after they lost a classmate to suicide. What started in one tiny school in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania has now become a nationwide movement.
Aevidum shatters the silence that surrounds depression, suicide, and other issues facing youth. We strive to create healthy communities where everyone feels accepted, appreciated, acknowledged, and cared for in schools.
Aevidum empowers students to use their unique voices and talents to make a difference as well as recognize the gifts of their peers. Together, they create authentic cultures of care and advocacy within their schools.
Aevidum clubs exist in over 250 elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, and colleges and hundreds of thousands of individuals have pledged Aevidum since its creation in 2009.