Hanna4Hope takes a multi-pronged approach to addressing teen suicide. Suicide prevention workshops, school-based assemblies, teen committees, student clubs, guest speakers and community partnerships serve to deliver the message and empower participants to recognize the warning signs and seek help to prevent suicide attempts.
Hanna4Hope's core programs align with the CDC's recommended prevention strategy of relationship building. "At the level of individual contentedness, a very clear pathway is that in times of stress, the number and quality of social ties people have can directly influence their access to social support -- regardless of whether that support is instrumental or emotional, actual or perceived." (Strategic Direction for the Prevention of Suicidal Behaviors)
Hanna4Hope is the only organization in North Texas that directly trains teens, and those that care for them, as resources and methods for teens contemplating suicide due to depression, trauma or impulsive decision making. Partnering with Children’s Health, Hanna4Hope provides intensive three-hour workshops that provide participants with a thorough understanding of suicide prevention based on best practices. Workshop attendees include teens, parents, community leaders and educators throughout North Texas.