Acceptability is the key here. When talking with Risk Managers, you can see the reaction when we talk about teenagers climbing outdoors for Pivot Adventure. Yet, we are perfectly okay with accepting the risk of torn ACLs playing soccer. We play football despite the ever-growing amount of evidence it causes brain injury.
We accept what we understand. We cringe at what we don’t.
At some point, we must ask what kind of risk are we willing to accept in order to help teens not die by suicide.
Everything involves risk. That is what is part of being alive. We are all in.