Empowering women to fight the battle against suicide

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Are you an adult who wants to learn how to help a child, family member, friend, or complete stranger who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem?

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Join Sisters Taking On the Prevention of Suicide in raising awareness and funds that will save lives. Together, let’s invest in suicide prevention research programs.  

Shape Laws & Policies

Join Sisters Taking On the Prevention of Suicide in urging Congress to take action on mental health legislation. Together, let’s promote mental healthcare policy and reform.

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Are you a woman supporting a friend and/or loved one who is living with a mental illness? You might think your problems are small in comparison – they are not. You deserve help too.

We inspire and give hope through education, resources, advocacy, and support. Our goal: One million women who are committed to fighting the battle against suicide

Mental Illness is Common: Statistics

  • On average, 130 people die by suicide every day.
  • Nearly 1 IN 3 in the U.S. lives with a mental illness.
  • 1 IN 5 teens and young adults lives with a mental health condition.
  • 50% of all mental illnesses 50% of all mental illnesses begin by age 14, and 75% by the mid-20s.begin by age 14, and 75% by the mid-20s.e mid-20s.
  • Suicide is the second-leading cause of death for youth age 15-19.
  • Nearly 1 IN 5 university students is affected with anxiety or depression.
  • Approximately 10.8 million full-time workers have a substance use disorder.
  • About 15% of adults aged 60 and over have a mental disorder.

Mental Illness is Treatable: Resources

There is Hope for Mental Illness: Testimonies

  • "Had no idea of appropriate language to use with someone contemplating suicide." ~ Tonya Striplin, Sisters Taking On the Prevention of Suicide (STOPS) Executive Board Vice President & Secretary
  • “My very close relative, that I love so dearly, is living today because of Sisters Taking On the Prevention of Suicide.” ~ Ergieleena Teasley, STOPS Executive Board Treasurer
  • "For me and my family STOPS has been the Hands and Feet of JESUS! Stops has educated me on mental illness. STOPS has prayed for me, held my hand and supported me in some of the darkest days of dealing with my daughters’ mental illness and my uncertainty of  will we get through this. STOPS always helped me see the light at the end of the tunnel." ~ Jett C., a mother who has adult children living with mental illness.
  • "The course has provided me with useful resources and made me feel more confident on how to assist in a crisis while professional help arrives." ~  Angie R., a certified mental health first aider.
  • "The course was helpful and informative. It better prepared me for the work that I do professionally." ~ Robbie H., a mother who has a college bound son living with mental illness.
  • "Life experiences added personal passion to the Mental Health First Aid course. I feel fully equipped!" ~ Karen S., a wife who has a husband living with a mental illness.
  • “This organization is going to help!” ~Kayla M., a suicide attempt survivor.

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