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.
We are excited to introduce our new mental health education program, called AKF Squad, that is designed to help you build a foundation of good mental health. AKF Squad uses a 5 point star to help you practice daily activities in 5 key areas:
Permission Expression Kindness Inspiration Support
AKF (Always Keep Fighting) focuses on self-care and ways to #TakeCareofYou while Squad refers to your support system and how you can strengthen those relationships before there is a crisis. We were inspired by Jared Padalecki’s Always Keep Fighting (AKF) campaign and we look forward to sharing this program with you over the coming months.
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 and 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.
Upcoming Events: (local and national)
Come join us June 13 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, program development, event planning and fundraising for our two annual events; March for Hope and #YouMatter! Day.
Check out our 1st video we made after last years March for Hope event and join us as we continue to make a difference Helping People, Saving Lives: The Family Business!
- 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.
May 1-31 ~ Mental Health Awareness Month
May 1-31 ~ National Military Appreciation Month
May 1-31 ~ American Stroke Awareness Month
May 6-12 ~ Be Kind to Animals and National Pet Week
May 7-13 ~ National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week
This years theme is Partnering for Health and Hope Following Trauma
May 10 ~ National Children’s Mental Health Awareness 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!