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About Yellow Ribbon

Our Mission

The Light for Life Foundation Int’l/Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program® is dedicated to preventing suicide and attempts by Making Suicide Prevention Accessible to Everyone and Removing Barriers to Help by:

  • Empowering individuals and communities through leadership, awareness and education; and
  • By collaborating and partnering with support networks to reduce stigma and help save lives.

How it all began

The Spirit of Yellow Ribbon is its people.  The program began in 1994 in response to heartfelt pleas from teens and adults after the death of a friend and loved one.  Words of help and hope said by the teen’s family were put on bright yellow paper and shared at the services,  500 of those messages and at the end, all were gone.  Teens shared the messages locally and began to mail them to friends and loved ones – mailed them ‘everywhere’.  Within three weeks came word of a girl who got help when she gave the hallmark of the program – the Ask 4 Help!® Card (that bright yellow message) to her teacher – and received help.  The ripple effect had begun –  a bright yellow bridge was built that connects those in need to those who help.

Why Yellow?

  • How it all started and in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Third Serving (1997) and Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul (2000).
  • What came next, this can be seen in the OUR WORK page.

Please contact us to learn more:

Office / VM 303.429.3530
Fax 303.426.4496