The LiveWilder Foundation was named for the hashtag #LiveWilder created by fellow students who were devastated by the loss of their 17-year-old friend, Cameron Wilder, to suicide in September 2013.
The Wilder family knew things had to change. With limited services increasingly unavailable to Idaho youth, there was an immediate need to improve access to treat mental illness.
Education is a key component of putting mental illness on the forefront and eliminating stigma. With the aid of donations, sponsors and fundraisers, LiveWilder seeks to fill the gaps in Idaho's infrastructure for the treatment of mental illness for youth. This will be done through changes in hospital procedures, establishing statewide protocols in schools, and educating the general public on mental illness and suicide prevention.