Welcome to SPN Survivors!  

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting mental health, wellness (#TakeCareofYou ) and suicide prevention through education, outreach and advocacy.  Our motto is Helping People, Saving Lives: The Family Business! and we invite you to join us in our efforts to: 
       1. Start more conversations about good mental health
       2. Provide the necessary resources to practice healthy coping skills
       3. Share available community mental health and suicide prevention resources with those in need
       4. Provide mental health education programming
       5. Promote the importance of #TakeCareofYou – mind, body & spirit

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 resources and education to assist with healthy coping skills, self-care and the importance of #TakeCareofYou – mind, body & spirit.


 Upcoming Events: (local and national)

We are Stepping Up to Help Others with the following activities: 

Kick-Off Event Sunday, January 5th, 2020 
Come visit our table from 9am – 11:30am at the Livonia Recreation Center.
Mental Health Presentations:
QPR Training by Melissa Tolstyka
Don’t Panic! Anxiety Made Simple by Matt Swartz
Time to Suit Up! And Protect Your Mental Health by Karla Truxall

Come see us at these comic and pop culture conventions in 2020 as we celebrate our 5 year anniversary:

 

  March 5-8, 2020 in Las Vegas, NV
Special activities are being planned to celebrate the 5 year anniversary of SPN Survivors and Always Keep Fighting.

  • Our planning team is working on more events for 2020. Check back soon for more information. 

Ongoing Fundraising

  1. 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, support and nurturing relationships, 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.
  2. Amazon Smile: Support SPN Survivors through every Amazon order placed by starting at AmazonSmile and choosing SPN Survivors as your charitable organization.
  3. 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!
  4. Kroger: Support SPN Survivors through your weekly grocery shopping by linking your Kroger Plus Card to our non-profit account #NY648. Enroll in the Kroger Community Rewards Program and start making a difference today .

Awareness Alley

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.

November 13 ~ World Kindness Day
 

November 21 ~ 47th annual World Hello Day
 

November 21 ~ Children’s Grief Awareness Day
  

November 23 ~ Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

December 3 ~ Giving Tuesday

December 5 ~ International Volunteers Day
 


Did You Know . . .

Did you know that 50% of all mental health disorders develop 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 health disorders do not discriminate and affect 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!”

Childrens MH Matters     20-20 problem


 

Do You Know Me?

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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!