Hope Squad is a school-based, peer-to-peer, suicide prevention program for students with a three-year curriculum that emphasizes suicide prevention fundamentals, self-care, and anti-bullying.
Transforming the Conversation
Grant Us Hope creates communities of leadership and advocacy that enhance mental wellness, safety, and prevention in schools. We develop a community of students that work together to save lives.
One of the programs that we have introduced to our region is Hope Squad. Hope Squad is a school-based, peer-to-peer, suicide prevention program for students with a three-year curriculum that emphasizes suicide prevention fundamentals, self-care, and anti-bullying.
30% of adolescents in the U.S. are diagnosed with mental illness.
Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among youth ages 10-19.
Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death for all age groups in the U.S.
There are twice as many suicides than homicides in the United States each year.
Hope Squad Refers over 25% of total students who see a school counselor for suicide concerns. Of those, 14% are hospitalized, preventing a potential suicide attempt.
“Hope Squad provides intentional outreach helping students who may not otherwise get the help they need.”
– Dr. Jennifer Wright-Berryman – Hope Squad Lead Researcher
“While we believe it takes an entire village to raise a child, we believe it takes an entire community to save one.”
WHAT IS A HOPE SQUAD?
A Hope Squad is a school-based peer-to-peer suicide prevention program, which equips and empowers students to be the eyes and ears of a school as they watch out for youth in distress.
HOPE SQUAD FAQ
The most commonly asked questions about Hope Squad and more!
TRI-STATE HOPE SQUAD SCHOOLS
We are excited to be partnering with these schools to implement Hope Squads in the Greater Cincinnati and Tri-State Area.
WHO WE ARE
Grant Us Hope is a change agent for teen suicide prevention in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. We are passionate about providing a platform for teens, parents and families to engage in pro-mental health conversations, activities and solutions, and we’re committed to expanding the availability, reach, and impact of mental health services for teens in distress.
Transform the conversation on suicide prevention and bridge local service gaps through collaborative, evidence-based research, education and programs.
Grant Us Hope works to prevent suicide by EDUCATING, ENGAGING AND EMPOWERING young people to accelerate capacity around mental health and suicide prevention, ultimately changing the culture of schools.