Announcing New GoodCause Supported by GoodTherapy.org: SAVE

suicide awareness voices of educationGoodTherapy.org is honored to announce the most recent organization to be sponsored through the GoodCause program, Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)! September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and GoodTherapy.org is dedicated to recognizing suicide, those who experience suicidal thoughts, and loved ones of those who have committed suicide.

SAVE is dedicated to the education of the general public and select specific audiences about clinical depression and suicide. They are an organization founded by a group of suicide survivors, all of whom work as volunteers. Over the years, SAVE has grown into one of the leading national nonprofit organizations dedicated to preventing suicide, reducing the stigma that surrounds suicide, and serving as a resource to those who have been affected by suicide and clinical depression. SAVE actively works in communities across the nation to implement prevention and awareness campaigns in professional, educational, and public settings.

“Suicide is a devastating problem worldwide, and I am truly honored that GoodTherapy.org can support such a great organization like SAVE,” said GoodTherapy.org founder and CEO, Noah Rubinstein.

SAVE estimates that for every completed suicide, there are eight to 25 attempts. In addition, because many individuals who feel suicidal do not ever get help, we must recognize that there is still a stigma attached to seeking therapy and other resources.

“Breaking down the stigma that surrounds mental health issues like suicide is one of GoodTherapy.org’s founding principles, and I encourage the GoodTherapy.org community to lend their support to this vitally important cause,” Rubinstein said.

GoodCause is a sponsorship campaign designed to support not-for-profit organizations in line with the GoodTherapy.org mission and vision, increasing public awareness and fundraising for each cause. GoodCause also supports The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), and GoodTherapy hopes to help many other groups through our efforts with GoodCause.

You can donate to SAVE through a secure donation system here and learn more about depression, suicide, and what to do when you or someone you love is in crisis.

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  • gene

    gene

    September 10th, 2013 at 3:44 AM

    definitely sounds like a good cause and one worth supporting

  • Lizzie

    Lizzie

    September 11th, 2013 at 3:57 AM

    The more we talk about it, the more people are going to listen, and I think that with an issue like suicide this is the challenge that we face the most. This has always been such a hush hush kind of topic that no one really wants to admit what a big problem this has been for so many families. But the truth is that if these families fon’t feel like they can openly and honestly talk about what happened then they stand the chance of losing even more friends and family eventually to the same thing. I think that if we open up the floor to dialogue and let people know that it’s okay to feel this way but there is safety in talking about this then there are lives to be saved.

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