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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.

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.”

- Dr. Greg Hudnall, Hope Squad Founder


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.



The most commonly asked questions about Hope Squad and more!


We are excited to be partnering with these schools to implement Hope Squads in the Greater Cincinnati and Tri-State Area.


Grant Us Hope is a rising change agent for teen suicide prevention in the Greater Cincinnati region. 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.



Accelerate capacity to prevent teen suicide within the Greater Cincinnati region and beyond, through increased awareness, collaboration, and advocacy.

Our Strength in Numbers

Hope Squads

Trained Hope Squad Advisors

Hope Squad Members

Students w/ Access to Hope Squad Support

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