accessing a function?

Hello. I am trying to use a script to de-activate a function in another script.

This is the function I want to de-activate (the script is named "Stats")

var lives = true;

function Update() {
if (lives == true && Life <= 0){

and this is the script I am trying to use to set "Lives" to false.

function Awake() {
    Stats.lives = false;

It is not working, what is wrong?

I think all you need to do is use a static variable. Your first script should read Static var lives = true; A variable has to be static if you want to change it in a different script.