Teenagers attempt suicide each year
High school youth die of suicide each day
10-24 year-olds die of suicide each year
People it takes to prevent a suicide
Saturday May 16, 2020 12pm-6pm
Hessel Park, Champaign
Executive Director Kim Bryan uses her personal story to connect with people and make it relatable while also grounding the presentation with current data and approaches to ensure they leave with understanding and practical ways to address a tough topic.
"I was planning to kill myself, but I saw this event and decided to come. After I heard you talk about losing your son, I knew I couldn't do it. I went home and called the hotline instead."
I went to your training and then someone I knew was going to attempt suicide. I was able to use what I learned to help them get through it. I'm so thankful for you. Without your training, I wouldn't have known what to do.
“Look at you! Glowing like a solar fire. You’re something special. You’re gonna rattle the stars, you are!”
– Treasure Planet (2002)
Our mission is to prevent suicide. We provide targeted and specific suicide intervention education and training for youth, parents, educators, service providers, community groups, and the public. Our program is focused on building skills – understanding mental illness and suicide to reduce stigma, identifying those at risk for suicide, knowing what to say and how to talk about suicide, and getting support. We host and participate in community events to provide information and resources. We participate in events and activities to reduce risk factors associated with suicide, and we engage in institutional and political advocacy to increase acceptance of mental illness and suicide.