On May 4th, 2018, the Cincinnati Youth Council for Suicide Prevention (YCSP) organized their first ever Youth for Survival Gala in honor of National Children's Mental Health Awareness Month. The YCSP was initiated in 2013 by Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) to address the continued need for suicide prevention in Cincinnati, Ohio. Since then, approximately 100 youth have advised researchers in the emergency department on suicide screening, conducted their own youth-led research with peers and parents, and have actively participated and organized outreach activities in the community to prevent teen suicide. The YCSP partners with CCHMC, 1N5, and University of Cincinnati's (UC) Office of Innovations and Community Partnerships. The YCSP is facilitated by UC doctoral students Kristen Haddad and Lesley Dorhout and is advised by Lisa Vaughn, Ph.D., however, all decisions are made by youth council members. This ensures that all council activities are relevant, meaningful, and tailored to the specific needs and experiences of Cincinnati youth.