About Us

Who We Are

The Suncoast Yellow Ribbon Programa Florida chapter of the International Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program, is a non-profit organization addressing prevention and awareness of suicide. This is a Best Practice Program that addresses awareness, education, prevention and post-vention material to help communities. Yellow Ribbon works within our communities to develop task forces, local resources and action plans. It encourages empowerment of communities and individuals through leadership, awareness and education and by identifying and collaborating with support networks to save lives. Programs for schools, faith based organizations, work places and the public are offered. These curricula have been developed in cooperation with chapters across the US, Canada, Australia, and other countries.

The Suncoast Yellow Ribbon Program is a 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization
EIN #32-0350200

The Suncoast Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program is registered with the FL Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services. Registration # CH19054.

A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.

 

Vision Statement

Recently there has been a movement for organizations to work together in the prevention and awareness of suicide. This is encouraging. We must accept that our mental wellness is as critical as our physical wellness. Together, we can address the issues of suicide and make a difference.

Our Mission Statement

To cultivate relationships and collaborations to address the awareness and prevention of suicide. We will do this by promoting the Yellow Ribbon Programs and by working with other organizations, agencies, and individuals to eliminate stigma and educate the public on suicide.

Yellow Ribbon Program Offers:

INSPIRATIONAL AND MOTIVATIONAL PRESENTATIONS for Churches, Groups and Conferences. (Youth and Adults) The story of the beginning and continuing journey of the Yellow Ribbon Program is very inspirational and empowering.

SUPPORT for Survivors of Suicide Loss (see the resources tab above)

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: building preparedness and readiness

SUICIDE PREVENTION GATEKEEPER TRAININGS for the School/Staff, Church/Staff, Faith Leaders, Parent, Community,1st Responders (EMS & LE)

YOUTH PROGRAMS: Suicide Prevention Trainings and the B.A.L.eader program for developing youth leaders

CONSULTING & COALITION DEVELOPMENT at State and Local Levels

HOPE Club Program

In an effort to work collaboratively to save lives, we are also promoting the HOPE (Helping Overcome Problems Effectively) Club here in Florida that is a club based "wellness approach"program. It is being used in Miami - Broward/Dade Counties.

The HOPE Club addresses:

  • Problem Solving Techniques
  • Anger Management Skills
  • Substance abuse prevention
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Brain disorders and diseases
  • Mental Health
  • Stress Management
  • Communication Skills
  • Gender Biase Issues
  • Coping Skills

Go to www.fisphope.org for more information.

Owner/Executive Director

Betsey Falvey Westuba
Email: bwestuba@suncoastyr.org
Phone: 813-406-4621