Shortly after Yellow Ribbon started, communities began to call, and we began to travel, teach and share. From the beginning, 95% of our work was, and still is, responding to requests asking for help. Most of the time, they 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’.
We started our pilot site in Hawarden, Iowa in October 1995. Three nearby towns along with 17 churches, local schools, mental/ public health agencies, and first responders came together to launch our first Yellow Ribbon® Chapter.
Yellow Ribbon continues to respond to requests for help worldwide and continues with Community Readiness Trainings and Suicide Prevention Education events. Be A Link!® training for adults and Ask 4 Help!® training for youth are vital because of:
We provide many services, including:
In Loving Memory Of Mike Emme
The Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program® was founded in 1994 by the parents and friends of a bright, funny, loving teen, Mike Emme, who took his life when he did not know the words to say, or how to let someone know he was in trouble and needed help.
Tuesday, December 5, is easily the best day to give!
Donate to Yellow Ribbon International for Colorado Gives Day!
Click the button below to visit the Colorado Gives website and donate to the Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program®!
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