The goals of LETS are to: Pass the BP Act which would require teachers, administrators, counselors and specialists who work with students in grades seven through twelve to partake in suicide prevention training;
Provide seminars to educate schools and students on mental illness and suicide; Provide resources and information to students; Receive a changed attitude and full acceptance of these issues within the community and school district; and create Club LETS at schools throughout the community. LETS was inspired by the suicide of Brittany Marie Petrocca.
In October 2009, Brittany Marie Petrocca of East Meadow, New York, lost her life to suicide. After being a part of the after-math, it was clear that the community was devastated and hurting. However, the stigma surrounding suicide and mental illness is so negative, that nobody wanted to talk about it. A school of fourteen year-olds did not know how to handle this kind of situation, and events like these take place every single day. This was when our founder recognized the lack of awareness and education within the community, and began her work for Project LETS. To erase the stigma and to commemorate the lives we have lost in these honorable ways, we must talk and spread awareness. We must never, ever, stay silent.