2019 “At a Glance”

Saving Lives by Providing Suicide Prevention Programs and Resources

  • Responsible for 132 separate suicide-prevention training programs for 4,200 participants from a cross-section of organizations including: 
    • Suffolk Public Schools 8th & 10th Grades
    • Suffolk Public Schools teachers, parents, bus drivers, community members
    • St. Patrick Catholic Schools 7th grade
    • Portsmouth Public Schools Counselors & Mental Health Professionals
    • First Lutheran Church of Norfolk
    • Old Dominion University
    • Tidewater Community College
    • Catholic Campus Ministry
    • Peace by Piece Psychology
    • Virginia Beach Community Services Board
    • Fitness Guru
    • Cohen Military Family Clinic at the UP Center
    • O’Connor Brewing Company
    • Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 48
    • Episcopal Archdiocese of Southeastern Virginia
    • Presbytery of Eastern Virginia
    • Norfolk CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
    • Coastal Virginia United Unitarians
    • Trinity United Methodist Church, Smithfield
  • Engaged with approximately 3,600 residents of Hampton Roads through a presence at 19 separate events
  • Trained and supported approximately 55 presenters and volunteers
  • Continued to build partnerships and participate in suicide prevention coalitions:
    • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
    • Community Service Boards (Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Western Tidewater, Hampton-Newport News)
    • Erika’s Lighthouse
    • Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters
    • The Barry Robinson Center
    • Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
    • Old Dominion University
    • Youth Partnership of South Hampton Roads
    • Mentally Healthy Norfolk
    • The Lizzy Foundation
    • The RYDE Foundation
    • Virginia Juvenile Justice Association
    • The UP Center
  • Employed Executive Director and Program Coordinator (part time)
  • Executed a fully-funded $44,871 budget
    • Income of $40,053 from donations, grants, special events
  • Board of Directors in 2019
    • Mr. Franklin Hudgins, Jr. (2014)
    • Col Eric F. Peterson, USMC(Ret.) (2014)
    • Ms. Michelle Peterson (2014) (Executive Director)
    • Dr. Steven Bell, Ph.D. (2017)
    • Ms. Amy Woods (2017)
    • Ms. Susan Nixon (2017)
    • Ms. Paula Barclay Cook (2017)
    • Dr. Carl St. Remy, MD (2018)

Depression is Not Your Fault—Stay Alive!

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