Continue the Work
National Suicide Prevention Week may be over, but the work doesn’t end here. There are so many ways you can get involved and carry out this mission year round. Here are a few ways you can continue the work.
Start a UChapter
If you’re a college or graduate student, start or join a UChapter on your campus.
Host a MOVE Community Conference
MOVE is a one or two-day workshop led by professional counselors where we explore the reality of issues like depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide, what recovery looks like, and how we can make a difference in the lives of those who are struggling. Learn more here.
Become an intern
Interested in joining the TWLOHA team? Our Intern Program is a great opportunity to grow and learn. Interns are invited to join us in Melbourne, FL, to live in community while developing both personally and professionally. Details here.
Donate Your Birthday
You can now turn your big day into a celebration of hope by donating your birthday to TWLOHA through Facebook. It’s a chance to celebrate your story and to give those struggling a chance to find the hope and help they deserve. Find out how here.
Join TWLOHA Blue
TWLOHA Blue is our monthly donor program that helps us meet people where they are and connect people to FIND HELP resources at over 150 events each year. Join TWLOHA Blue to make hope go further.
Share and utilize the resources.
Help exists, but sometimes people don’t know where to look. Use our FIND HELP tool to find free and reduced cost mental health services in your community by typing in any zip code in the United States. For resources outside of the US, visit our international page here. If someone you know is struggling, we ask that you share these with them.
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There are also two incredible services that are helping reach people in need. We invite you to become a volunteer for our friends at Crisis Text Line and The Trevor Project.
Crisis Text Line
Crisis Text Line is the free, 24/7 text line for people in crisis in the United States. Crisis Counselors work remotely to answer texts from people in crisis, bringing them support through active listening, collaborative problem solving, and safety planning. Volunteers commit to 200 total hours, serving a recommended 4 hours per week to meet this requirement. Sign up to become a Crisis Text Line volunteer here.
The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning youth. You can sign up to become a Trevor Project volunteer and provide life-saving support to LGBTQ+ youth in moments of need and crisis. You can learn more about volunteer opportunities here.
Don’t let the conversations stop here.
We hope this is just the start of many more conversations in your community, workplace, school, friend groups, and family. Throughout the year, we hope you will ask questions and share your own experiences. Your voice matters every day of the year.