HFTD’s Proactive Prevention Workshop

HFTD’s Proactive Prevention Workshop is our flagship education program and one of our most important educational tools. Our free monthly sessions at the Logan Square Public Library provide a crucial educational resource for everyone affected by mental health.

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Sydni Budelier
#121ToNone

In partnership, Hope for the Day and Havas are placing 121 mannequins in the Havas lobby to represent the 121 people who complete suicide in America every day. We want to change those statistics.

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Anam Merchant
Summer 2018 Wrap Up

Temperatures are dropping (well, kind of), school is back in session, and the days of sunbathing at the lake and ice cream for dinner are rapidly coming to a close. Summer is wrapping up for everyone here at Hope For the Day, and we wanted to reflect on the solid summer fun we had. Thanks in large part to so many of our fellow advocates and Partners in Prevention, we were able to have a successful summer of fundraising, outreach, and overall involvement in our local communities and beyond. Here’s what we’ve been up to on all those 90 degree, sunscreened days.

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Amanda Rozmer
Karen Maloney Tribute

Karen Maloney could only be described first and foremost as both a lover and a fighter. Those personality traits fueled her dedication to raising awareness of youth suicides and becoming a valued partner to Hope For The Day. In Jonathan Kaden’s second year working for Karen, he died by suicide on July 29, 2011, and Karen knew she had to do something. Thus, the Dilly Bar Golf Outing was born, the perfect combination of Karen’s love for golf and new sense of purpose to rally behind a cause. This event not only took place once but four times in the last five years.

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The Hope Defined Project

The Hope Defined Project was created by Hope For The Day to provide outreach and education on mental health through film and digital media. Just as the pervasiveness of film has the potential to negatively impact our culture, it also has the ability to incite social change and deepen empathy for previously misunderstood and misrepresented demographics. Staying true to our proactive approach, we aim to use film as a tool to change the narrative on mental health; to flip the script and give accurate representation to those affected by mental health challenges.

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As The Summer Ends

JANUARY 2014. I remember shaking while dialing into a conference call with Kevin Lyman and Kate Truscott to discuss what it would take to have Hope for the Day join the tour. HFTD had no money to say yes but I hung up after saying “YES” completely clueless as to how we would pay for everything. That day changed my life and helped HFTD build one of the platforms we utilize to start the conversation about mental health…

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