Glow For Hope | Suicide prevention and mental health awareness

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Glow For Hope NFP is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization. EIN: 93-2624495.


Glow For Hope™ is dedicated to equipping individuals with the knowledge and tools to recognize and respond to signs of suicide. We understand that addressing the topic of suicide can be challenging, but it is a critical step in fostering a supportive community and saving lives. Here, you will find resources aimed at helping you identify the warning signs, understand who may be at risk, and learn effective ways to engage in conversations with those who may be contemplating suicide. Our mission is to empower you with the information and skills needed to make a positive impact, fostering a community where open dialogue, empathy, and support can thrive. Together, we can work towards creating a world where everyone feels heard, valued, and connected.

No one Takes Their Life for a Single Reason

Suicide typically emerges when a combination of stressors and health challenges converge, leading to feelings of hopelessness and despair. Depression stands out as the primary condition linked to suicide, often going unnoticed or untreated.

Individuals effectively managing their mental health conditions usually continue to participate fully in life. However, conditions such as depression, anxiety, and substance use issues, particularly when left unattended, elevate the risk of suicide.

Risk Factors

  • Mental Health Conditions: Depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia.

  • Previous Suicide Attempts: Individuals with a history of suicide attempts are at higher risk.

  • Family History: A family history of suicide or mental health conditions.

  • Substance Abuse: Drug or alcohol misuse can contribute to increased risk.

Most people who end their lives exhibit one or more warning signs, either through what they say or what they do.

Suicide Warning Signs


  • withdrawal from friends and family

  • giving away possessions

  • searching online for ways to end their life

  • sleeping too much or too little

  • acting aggressively

  • increased use of alcohol or drugs

  • fatigue


  • feelings of hopelessness

  • talking about death or suicide

  • feeling like a burden

  • feeling trapped

  • having no reason to live


  • loss of interest in participating in anything

  • feeling anxious

  • irritable

  • agitated

  • anger or rage

How do you talk to someone about suicide?

  • Talk in Private

  • Take them Seriously

  • Express Concern: Use empathetic and non-judgmental language to show that you care.

  • Active Listening: Give full attention, ask open-ended questions, and validate their feelings.

  • Offer Support: Encourage them to seek professional help and assist in making connections.

  • Avoid Judgment: Create a safe space without blaming or making them feel guilty.

If YOU are the one struggling... Don't wait for someone to reach out!

  • Call or text 988

  • Treat yourself like you would treat someone else who needs your help


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Glow For Hope NFP, is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization. Our EIN is: 93-2624495.

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