WHAT CAME NEXT…after the start of the program that day?
People and communities began to call, wanting the program and we began to travel, teach and share. From the beginning, 95% of our work is responding to requests asking for help. Most of the time, they were/are in the Postvention time (after suicide loss/es) and they ask ‘what do we do, how and where do we start…our community needs help’. (Our pilot site, Hawarden, Iowa in October 1995, three towns and 17 churches, local schools, mental/ public health agencies, first responders came together to launch their program).
» Giving Inspirational and Motivational Presentations*.
» Providing support for Survivors and Survivors-in-Action
» Encouraging communities, families & individuals to engage in suicide prevention at all levels.
» Creating and growing Chapters throughout the U.S. and globally, and Program Sites in over 5,000 schools & churches in U.S., & multiple locations in 47 countries. (Public, Private, Tribal and Faith-based).
* Motivational Speaking: Sharing the story of how this program began, from the first kids making 500 yellow ribbon messages, to what people of all ages, from all walks of life, have done and are doing is inspiring and empowering. We have found that so many people want to help, but don’t think they have a place in suicide prevention because they are not professionally trained. We show them how they can effectively be involved in suicide prevention. We invite you to join with us and be a Yellow Ribbon suicide prevention advocate. YOU matter! Your voice, and your efforts can and do make a difference. If you want to be involved, please contact us.
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