our philosophy


Hope For The Day achieves proactive suicide prevention by providing outreach and mental health education.

Suicide completion rates have surged to a 30-year high. Suicide has no prejudice, and each year more than 800,000 die in this silence. In America, over 44,000 people die by suicide every year, averaging 121 suicide completions each day.

Suicide is a preventable mental health crisis. The primary obstacle to suicide prevention is the silence of stigma. Stigmas are social and cultural factors that try to dictate how we express ourselves and compel individuals to be silent on their internal experiences. Too often, we do not discuss mental health or suicide until it directly impacts our community. 

Proactive prevention is about creating an environment that doesn’t wait for someone to reach a point of crisis to address their mental health. 

We will reduce suicide rates by…

  • raising the visibility of resources through outreach,

  • increasing mental health education to change social policy,

  • and empowering communities to impact institutional policy.

In doing proactive prevention, individuals step up to take action and facilitate the conversation on mental health in their spaces.

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outreach

Outreach is about raising the visibility of resources for mental health to actively dispel stigma and give individuals direction for support and treatment.

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education

Education is about facilitating an ongoing awareness and dialogue on suicide prevention by creating understanding of how to care for and respond to our mental health.