Recently you may have noticed this question, along with some eye-catching pictures popping up frequently on the YR Social Media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram). Although we can’t tell you yet all that this is about, we hope you’ll engage with us in the coming weeks. As we get into February you’ll learn more about this […]
Ask 4 Help Cards
The Ask 4 Help cards are at the heart of the Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program. These cards are a ‘voice’ for youth when they can’t find the words to say “I need help”.
The Warning Signs
Suicide is the result of a long-term “wearing-away”, an erosion of a person’s ability to cope. The more warning signs shown and risk factors present, the higher the risk.
Yellow Ribbon is a National Best Practices Program.
People in many roles at all levels of the community should be trained in community readiness and suicide prevention. Yellow Ribbon’s Core Concept is to provide programs that empower youth/young people, their parents and adults who work with youth (teachers, counselors, first responders, and faith leaders) in learning how to confront the issues of suicide and suicide prevention and to be engaged in suicide prevention effectively at their own comfort level. Having a community with basically trained gatekeepers that can help people in need reach advanced trained gatekeepers/ professional help is key to empowering entire communities.