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Dale and Dar Emme

Dar and Dale Emme

Dar and Dale Emme, Survivors in Action

  • Co-Founders -Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program ®, Light For Life Fnd. Int’l & serve as Executive and Deputy Director.
  • Survivors, lost son, Michael Emme, 1994
  • Consultants: developing state plans/state coalitions and community task forces
  • Trainers: community development and suicide prevention gatekeeper training
  • Commissioners, Appointed to CO Gov. Suicide Prevention Advisory Commission, 1998 (As commissioners, helped develop Colorado’s State Plan for Suicide Prevention)
  • Assisted in creating the CO Office of Suicide Prevention, and served on its Advisory Board 2001-2005
  • Founding members of Suicide Prevention Coalition of Colorado, 1999-current. Vice-Chair, (Dale) Suicide Prevention Coalition of Colorado, 2001- 2004
  • Founding Members, National Council for Suicide Prevention, 1999-current
  • National judges for the Alliance of the American Psychiatric Association’s When Not to Keep A Secret national essay contest
  • Obtained national endorsement from the American Osteopathic Association
  • Authors: ‘I’ll Always Be With You’ (Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul) and ‘Legacy of the Yellow Mustang’
  • Inspirational and Motivational Speakers – keynote speakers for conferences, churches groups, corporations.
  • Created and developed a comprehensive program which is offered worldwide through training seminars, workshops, in-services and presentations. Addressed and worked with over 250,000 youth through presentations, seminars and workshops.
  • Created an international Yellow Ribbon Suicide Awareness and Prevention Week – observed internationally the 2nd week of Sept.
    * U.S. House Resolution 286 recognizing the Week (9.9.1999)
    * U.S. Senate Concurrent Resolution 119, recognizing the Week (9.14.2004)
    * Governors throughout the U.S.  give proclamations declaring the Prevention Week.

Appeared in:

  • Chicken Soup For The Soul – #3 Serving
  • Chicken Soup For The Teenage Soul
  • The OPRAH Show
  • Television: Channels 7, 9 & 12 – Denver, CO. Numerous shows throughout the U.S., Canada and Australia
  • Denver Post – Denver, Colorado
  • Rocky Mountain News – Denver, Colorado
  • Newspapers throughout the U.S.
    (Partial list)

Awards and Recognitions:

  • Westminster Man and Woman of the Year’ Chamber of Commerce, Westminster., CO, 2000
  • Everyday Hero’s by KMGH Channel 7-ABC, Denver CO, 1999
  • Persons of the Week’, WJRT- TV 12, Flint, MI, 1998
  • Dar: Power of One award from State Representative Scott McInnis R-CO 2003
  • Dar: 9 Who Care Award, KUSA-NBC, Denver, CO 2002
  • Dale: El Pomar Non Profit Executive Leadership Program, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 2002

The Emmes are Survivors-in-Action and continue to work with states and communities to develop strategies and life saving programs and develop chapters throughout the world. They have received over 50,000+ letters, emails and phone calls from people of all ages throughout the world.