Our founder, BJ Ayers (who we all affectionately refer to as "ma") was recently invited to be involved in the Giving Voice: A Wyoming Listening Project- Laramie Ignite Project - And here it is!
She was asked: "What would you say if you only had five minutes?"
Also included is a segment from Mara Cosgrove, a student and soccer player at UW, who had a career-ending injury while on scholarship to the university. Her presentation was very memorable.
Teens and young adults who suffer from mental illness can feel hopeless and alone. Many don’t know what’s wrong with them but feel like it’s their fault. Those who understand what is happening fear they can’t be helped. Because of the stigma attached to mental illness, it’s often hard for those suffering and their families and friends to talk about what they’re going through. But help is available, and it works.
The Walk of Grace 2013
Quite often, I meet extraordinary people, and it was my privilege to do so today. Billy (right), with the help of his friend Bryce (left), are raising awareness, and funds, for suicide prevention and awareness. Join me in following their journey -
Dozens march on Capitol to end the silence about suicide
CHEYENNE -- Dan Hedrick looked at the empty shoes lined up outside the State Capitol on Tuesday.
"Making A Difference, One Life At A Time."
Students at LCSD #1 participate in suicide awareness week
First Lady Carol Mead and Executive Director BJ Ayers, and a message for students/youth:
This project was sponsored by Grace For 2 Brothers Foundation, in partnership with Laramie County School District #1, Safe and Drug Free Schools Division; Stop Suicide Cheyenne; Taco John's Intl.; Wyoming Department of Health and the Prevention Management Organization of Wyoming; Wyoming Behavorial Institute and The Jason Foundation, and Rascal Flatts. We'd also like to thank Lucy Bowman of Barnhart Communications
Golf for Grace Tournament Saturday, August 10th, 2013
To find out how to support Grace For 2 Brothers, please visit How You Can Help.
More than 38,000* people in the United States die by suicide every year.
*The latest data available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that 38,364 suicide deaths were reported in the U.S. in 2010.
Mission: Grace For 2 Brothers Foundation is an educational organization, dedicated to the advocacy of suicide prevention through awareness and education. The Foundation will provide resource information and assistance to those who are in crisis, or who know someone in crisis. In addition, we will provide support and resources to survivors - those who have lost a loved one to suicide.
If you are in crisis now or know someone who is in crisis please utilize these Steps of Grace to find help and solutions:
Suicide is Preventable. Please join us as we begin our journey. Together, we can help in the fight against suicide -
“MAKING A DIFFERENCE, ONE LIFE AT A TIME”
For Suicide Prevention and Survivor Resources in Your State:
The SPRC state contacts are available for suicide prevention program questions, but not crisis calls. If you are thinking of hurting yourself, or if you are concerned that someone else may be suicidal, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
Wyoming Department of Health, Suicide Prevention Resources:
PREVENTION MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATION OF WYOMING
Stop Suicide Cheyenne