SUICIDE AWARENESS & PREVENTION
WE CARE ABOUT YOU
"I am a mother of 3 children and I work in the community with children & families. I've worked with my own children dealing with mental illness & suicide as well as myself and families I work with. I believe there is a strong need in our community for services of all kinds to help support those of us struggling with mental illness and dealing with life on life's terms. I recently took a training with Hope 311 that opened my eyes even more to the strong need for this especially with how our world is today. Suicide is on the rise and we need to all be aware of how we can help others. This empowers me to share my experience with others and help however I can in my community to get information out to people that need it. I plan to join with Hope 311 to start up support groups, help plan future trainings and anything else I can do to help." -Misty
"I recently attended the HOPE 311 workshop on suicide prevention. My experience was one I will never forget. The passion the HOPE 311 team put into this workshop was moving, powerful, and touched myself and my wife in a way we couldn't have imagined. Suicide has affected our family personally, our daughter Camryn who is now 14 lost a friend to suicide at the age of 11. Who knows what life has in store for them at such a young age? Also, there have been time's where red flags have been raised on social media, where we have had to contact parents to make them aware of such situations. This experience made us want to get off of the sidelines and get into the fight even more." -Trevor
The Risk Factors
Depression and anxiety are on the rise among families. Both factors are risks for suicide. Some of the risk factors include the pressure to perform well in school, social media, isolation, and cyberbullying. Now, with the pandemic, they are experiencing anxiety about the risk of COVID-19 and unknown factors.
The loss of social connection has elevated symptoms of depression. States of hopelessness are increasing due to being out of school and continuing remote learning.
Center of disease and control (CDC) data is showing that almost one in five teens across the nation have seriously considered attempting suicide.
Imagine a classroom of 25 students.
About five of those students could be thinking about suicide. Now imagine how many of their families feel confused, uncertain, and emotional distress. Families could benefit from more awareness and the tools to better support their family.
Education & Outreach
We will be hosting workshops for various organizations. Please reach out for available dates to arrange your organization to host and facilitate a workshop. All organizations are welcomed to inquire. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
We would like to thank these organizations for their support and donations to HOPE 311 Foundation! Clicking on the image's link will take you to their website.