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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.

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OUR CAUSE

youth mental health

Are you worried about the mental health of young people in your life? Do you sometimes feel powerless to help? Grant Us Hope is here. We equip parents, school personnel, community members, and, most importantly, students with the skills they need to identify youth who are struggling and get them the support they need before it’s too late.

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HOW WE SOLVE IT

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Peer-to-Peer Solution

Seven out of 10 youth say that when they are struggling with something, they are more likely to confide in a peer than a trusted adult. That’s why Grant Us Hope implements Hope Squad – an evidence-based peer-to-peer suicide prevention program. This school-based initiative includes ongoing mental health/suicide prevention curriculum and empowers youth to apply the lessons using their own creativity and keeping their specific school’s needs in mind.

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Saving Young Lives, Together

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OUR TEAM

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Staffed with experienced educators and child specialists, we understand the complexity of schools and the levers needed to impact change. Our team is uniquely positioned to help educational leaders reshape school and community culture to saving young lives, together. We believe each school community is unique requiring customized programming, training, and supports to meet local needs.

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STUDENT VOICE

Putting Self-Care and Mindfulness to Work for Student Wellbeing

Throughout our recent podcast series, we have identified a multitude of factors related to mental health & suicide risk in youth. Today, Travis welcomes back Dr. Courtney Cinko of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center to wrap up the series by looking at...

Protecting Your Teen from Social Isolation

The next in this series of the Grant Us Hope Podcast welcomes back Dr. Courtney Cinko of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She joins host Travis Nipper to talk to us about the challenges of protecting your teen from social isolation during the COVID-19...

COVID-19 Mental Health Concerns & Access to School

The next in this series of the Grant Us Hope Podcast welcomes back Dr. Suzanne Sampang of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She joins host Travis Nipper to talk to us about the challenges of addressing mental health concerns amid access to school...

Tackling Current Events and Media Exposure with Your Youth

In the latest edition of the Grant Us Hope Podcast, Dr. Lynne Merk of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center joins host Travis Nipper to chat about the impacts and resolutions of current events and excessive media exposure. Dr. Merk outlines the data behind...

Video Gaming: Striking a Healthier Balance

Have a teen who seems to love video games a bit too much? In this episode, host Travis Nipper welcomes Dr. Suzanne Sampang of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center back to tackle the subject. Dr. Sampang addresses the hidden dangers of video gaming, the...

Helping Our Youth Manage Social Media

This week, Dr. Suzanne Sampang of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center joins host Travis Nipper to discuss the implications of use and overuse of social media for our youth. Dr. Sampang shares the positives and negatives of social media, warning signs to look...

LGBTQ Focus and How Hope Squads Help

In this episode, host Travis Nipper welcomes Suzanna Davis of Grant Us Hope and Dr. Andy Buechel of Lighthouse Youth Services to discuss the focus on the unique needs of LGBTQ youth. Dr. Buechel shares details about how the five key areas that the Safe and Supported...

How to Support Students During Pandemic Times

In this episode, host Travis Nipper welcomes administrators from three large Ohio school districts where Hope Squads function. They share what they are seeing as students return (and sometimes return again) for in-person classes. We draw upon their years of experience...

The Roles of Crisis Response Teams with Dr. Laura Stith and Dr. Randy Siler

What are the important roles that crisis response teams play? Travis Nipper is joined by Dr. Laura Stith and Dr. Randy Siler who lead the Crisis Response Team in Clermont County, Ohio. They share on a broad range of topics from the genesis of their team, to how they...

Hope Squad National Council and The Student Perspective Part 2

Getting more of the student perspective! In the second part of two episodes, Travis Nipper is again joined by Olivia Marshall from Lakota East High School and Sarah Johnson of Ross High School, who have been chosen to serve on the Hope Squad National Council. The...
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OUR IMPACT

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lives are being saved

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Youth With Access Hope Squads

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Grant Us Hope seeks to REDUCE suicide, DESTIGMATIZE mental illness and provide mental health SUPPORT for YOUTH in crisis

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