4th Annual Race for HOPE
To raise awareness towards suicide prevention and self-injury, The Story of H.O.P.E. is holding a 5K run/walk. The day of the event will include a silent auction and a variety of information regarding local resources.
Money raised at The Story of HOPE events assist the foundation in bringing the Signs of Suicide program into local schools. The SOS Signs of Suicide® Prevention Program is an award-winning, nationally recognized program designed for middle and high school-age students. The program teaches students how to identify the symptoms of depression and suicidality in themselves or their friends, and encourages help-seeking through the use of the ACT® technique (Acknowledge, Care, Tell).
The SOS High School Program is the only school-based suicide prevention program listed on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices that addresses suicide risk and depression, while reducing suicide attempts. In a randomized control study, the SOS program showed a reduction in self-reported suicide attempts by 40% (BMC Public Health, July 2007).