Parents Can make a Difference! (Kids Count® – a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation). You can make a difference, and being involved in suicide prevention in your community, school, church, home and family is important and can be a protective factor. Parental support can be the difference between hope and despair. Go ahead! Start the Conversation.
The Yellow Ribbon Program is based on the premise that suicide is not just about death, but rather about being in unending pain and that it’s OK to ask for help. Yellow Ribbon cards are distributed and carried as a simple, effective tool to use to ask for help when feelings of suicide arise. The card has proven to be a lifeline because it is a reminder to young people that they have permission to ask for help, it helps them talk when they may not have the words and it tells the recipient of the card how to help the suicidal person. Thanks to Yellow Ribbon Chapter of Southern California for contributing to this page.