SPN Survivors: Helping People, Saving Lives: The Family Business!
We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to mental health education, awareness and suicide prevention. Our mission is to reach out, offer support, and bring people together through education and awareness while shining a spotlight on suicide prevention, self-care, Mental Health First Aid, and local, state and national resources.
Stepping UP to Help Others
We all have struggles and challenges in life, but we do not need to fight these battles alone. Through our programs and events, we reach out to area hospitals, schools and counseling offices to support our mental health professionals, as well as, help those who are struggling by providing free resources and education to assist with healthy coping skills, self-care and the importance of #TakeCareofYou – mind, body & spirit.
Our annual spring fundraiser, Stepping UP to Help Others, is going on now. Please consider making a personal donation, create a fundraiser for SPN Survivors on Facebook and invite all your friends to participate, or have personal conversations with those who are part of your support system and share why mental health awareness and suicide prevention is important to you.
Upcoming Events: (local and national)
Come join us April 11 in Livonia!
We meet at the Livonia Chamber of Commerce (33300 5 Mile Rd, Suite 212 – NE corner of Farmington & 5 Mile) from 7-8pm to share information, promote good mental health, support those who struggle and ask for community input and involvement to make a difference through volunteer work, event planning and fundraising for our two annual events; March for Hope and #YouMatter! Day.
March for Hope: Moving Together for a Brighter Tomorrow
#March4Hope is our annual mental health awareness campaign where we combine movement and music with encouragement and education to create fun and rewarding ways to #TakeCareofYou. In addition to taking care of our physical health and spiritual health, it is equally important that we focus on taking care of our mental health, which includes our emotional, psychological and social well-being. Follow along all month long on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Saturday, March 24 from 9am-1pm at Legacy Volleyball in Novi
Come help us raise awareness about good mental health, self-care and suicide prevention all while playing the sport you love! This scramble style tournament is for women (ages 16 and up) who are experienced players and looking to have some FUN playing volleyball while supporting a great cause. For more information and to REGISTER TODAY, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/queen-of-the-court-volleyball-fundraiser-tickets-43739084780.
Check out our 1st video we made after last years event and join us as we continue to make a difference Helping People, Saving Lives: The Family Business!
U of M’s Campus Walk April 8 in Ann Arbor
SPN Survivors will be supporting the student efforts of Active Minds on campus and promoting our new program, AKF Squad, at our table at the Resource Fair starting at noon at Ferry Field.
April 13-15 in Nashville, TN
SPN Survivors is excited to officially launch AKF Squad to the SPN Family at NashCon! Come see us in the vendors room to learn more about this NEW program inspired by Jared Padalecki’s Always Keep Fighting campaign.
- Comfort Kits: Kids today face many challenges in their young lives, from depression and anxiety to poverty and domestic abuse, that without healthy coping skills, nurturing relationships and support can leave them feeling alone and overwhelmed. Our Comfort Kits not only provide ways to reduce the stress of the situation but also provide support and encouragement to Always Keep Fighting for better days ahead because #YouMatter! Monetary donations are always welcome here on our website to support this program.
- Amazon Smile: Support SPN Survivors through every Amazon order placed through AmazonSmile
- Etsy Store: Our Battle Buddies make great gifts for friends and family of all ages and they are available to order every day from our Etsy store. Every Comfort Kit we donate includes one of our Battle Buddies and we have heard some amazing stories of how they are truly Helping People, Saving Lives: The Family Business!
- Kroger: Your grocery shopping can support SPN Survivors by linking your Kroger Plus Card
The days and events listed below are opportunities for you to #GetKind and increase your awareness so you are better able to reach out and help others in your community.
March 1-31 ~ Brain Injury Awareness Month
March 20 ~ International Day of Happiness
April 1-30 ~ National Stress Awareness Month
April 7 ~ World Health Day
April 11 ~ National Pet Day
April 28 ~ Pay It Forward Day
Did You Know . . .
Did you know that 50% of all mental illness develops by the age of 14, when a young person is starting high school? And that 75% of all mental illness develops by the age of 24? Mental illness does not discriminate and affects every school and every neighborhood across the country. The good news is that mental illness is a health disorder that IS treatable. Education and awareness are essential in early detection, seeking help and realizing “You are NOT alone!”
Do You Know Me?
SPN Survivors is looking for the young Supernatural fan who attended ChiCon 2013 and asked Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles about suicide at the end of their panel. That moment forever changed our lives and an open letter has been written to her in hopes that she will contact us. If you know who this person is, please let her (or her family) know we would love to talk to her. Thank you!