The Mission: Unite Communities to Combat Suicide
Suicide is both an individual choice and a community issue.
The key is uniting a community’s voice to speak hope!
Our City Cares exists to unite businesses, churches, non-profit organizations, city governments, and schools to combat the tragedy of suicide. The sheer magnitude of this problem is too big for any one entity to combat. By uniting together we can and must make a difference. We can be a city that cares.
When someone dies by suicide whole communities are impacted. It sends a subtle message of hopelessness that spreads in a community like ripples in a pond. It leaves a negative impact every time someone else makes the same tragic mistake. We are uniting communities to bring hope and empowerment to the hurting and dissolve their perception of the loss of hope.
Our unexpected messages of hope can change the ripple effect by interrupting the negative cycles of thought with a positive message and a phone number to call for help. Their life does matter, they are not alone, and there is help. Suicide does not end the suffering of one, rather it transfers and multiplies it to the survivors left behind. We are combating this by bringing universal messages of hope in multiple languages and connecting the hurting to services.
There is hope and there is help. Our City Cares.