Our Children Are Our Future.
The B.R.I. Project works to shatter the silence on mental health, suicide, and risky teen behavior. We strive to provide a sense of hope and enhance the quality of life to our grieving families.
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The BRI Project
The BRI Project was established by Mother Babette Canacari in Memory and to Honor her daughter Brianna Canacari who passed away June 19, 2010 at the age of 12 playing “The Choking Game” Babette also lost the Father of her Children Chris Canacari to Suicide on March 26, 2015. The Foundation is a platform to “Shatter the Silence” of Suicide, Bullying, and Teen Risky Behavior “The Choking Game”. Their advocacy for the cause originates from their own personal tragedy. Our Children are Our future and we must speak and speak LOUD. “Shatter the Silence” of this Silent epidemic.
This website is to bring awareness and offer resources. The Canacari family didn’t have any resources before or after the death of their sweet daughter Brianna. You are not alone.
Meet Brianna Canacari
Meet Babette Canacari
Facts from suicidology.org
Average of 1 person every 11.1 minutes killed themselves.
Average of 1 young person every 1 hour and 18 minutes killed themselves.
10th ranking cause of death in U.S. 2nd cause of death for young .
The Choking Game Stats
Facts from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
11 to 16 years old (age 13 on average)
Alone when they died
PSA “Shatter the Silence”
Shatter the Silence was created in hopes that The BRI Project could save other children, other families, from going through what The Canacari family has gone through. The Canacari family filmed this just months after Brianna died, the emotions raw, you can see the sadness in their eyes as they tell the story. Babette has spoken and shared their story to hundreds of people locally, she has been on National TV on the premiere of LA Ink, local news and radio stations. Babette has always said she feels most comfortable on stage connecting with others. The emotion and passion that comes from her speaking will pull you in closer as she shares her story.