This project is a local grass roots effort to share a positive message of hope, healing, and wellness to every person in our community by providing acknowledgement, validation and a sense of belonging through sharing the single message “You Matter”. The “You Matter” campaign was introduced in our schools in September with the hope that it will flow into the community at large. We had LeAnn Hull, an accomplished business woman from Arizona, who lost her 16 year old son to suicide and is now committed to suicide prevention and awareness, provide presentations to each of the six public school districts in Lebanon County and one community evening event during the week of September 18. After each presentation, each student was given two wristbands with the message “You Matter” printed on them. The students were encouraged to wear one of the wristbands to serve as a visual reminder of their own worth and that their life is worth living. They were challenged to award the other wristband to someone in their circle of life that matters to them.
I am Grieving
If you’ve lost someone to suicide it may feel like no one understands what you’re going through. But you’re not alone. Others are here to help and support you.
I am Worried About Someone
If you’re worried that a friend, loved one, or someone else you know may need help or might try to hurt themselves, trust your instinct.
This is a task force of organizations and individuals committed to the prevention of suicide. Learn more HERE.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
Lebanon County Crisis Intervention: (717) 274-3363