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Organize a Challenge
Individuals and organizations across the US are organizing I Will Intervene Challenges to provide world class training for their community members to gain the skills that save lives.
What is the I Will Intervene Challenge (IWIC)?
The IWIC is a grassroots movement of many working as one for the good of all.
The IWIC provides collaborative members with the means to transform their community's culture of health.
The IWIC is a one or two-day workshop in suicide intervention by World Class Trainers that practice what they teach.
Addressing Three Challenges in one Event
Challenge #1 The majority of individuals who have never been trained in suicide intervention will never ask the suicide question.
The sad reality is that often times when there has been a loss by suicide we hear statements like:
"I knew something was wrong, but I didn't know what to say."
"No one saw the signs!"
"We had no idea things were that bad."
There are dozens of others examples. Individuals that take The Challenge will gain a greater awareness and most of all, gain the skills to help others when they see the risk.
Challenge #2 Working together as a community to address the epidemic.
The partners in the Stop Suicide USA Campaign have worked in the non-profit sector for many years. We know full well the challenge that many organizations feel even when they don't express it...this idea that every non-profit is competing for a limited amount of financial resources. Stop Suicide USA seeks to bring organizations together with a common goal of addressing the issue of suicide, while maintaining and honoring the autonomy and impact of the participating organization. The I Will Intervene Challenge can be branded with the name of a local sponsoring organization to help raise community awareness for the work of that organization. The bottom line is that we don't measure our value by the ribbons on our chest or by who gets the credit. We sleep better at night simply knowing that a community is growing stronger and lives are being saved. That is our reward for doing what we do.
Challenge #3 Making a commitment to address the issue of suicide.
Unfortunately, there is still a huge stigma associated with the subject of suicide. Helping communities understand the importance of intervention training is a challenge; even when many within the community have been impacted by loss from suicide. Stop Suicide USA is working to raise awareness by rallying other organizations under a common theme that encourages compassionate community members to be courageous and say, "I Will Intervene to help those at risk." Together we will raise the banner that transforms communities and saves lives.
Steps to Organizing a Challenge
Step One: Make the commitment! Contact us today expressing your interest in bringing the I Will Intervene Challenge to your community.
Step Two: Determine your Challenge date, the curriculum (One or Two-Day Event), the venue, and the key community partners that will be involved in promoting the Challenge.
Step Three: Raise the necessary funds that will be required to bring the I Will Intervene Challenge workshop to your community.
Step Four: Conduct the I Will Intervene Challenge.
Step Five: Assimilate trained caregivers into your communities network of care.
Step Six: Prepare for more I Will Intervene Challenge workshops until your organization is satisfied with the culture of health in the community you serve.
In an effort to train as many people as possible the I Will Intervene Challenge offers the best group rates on world class curriculum taught by experienced Master Trainers that have received the highest ratings possible in participant exit surveys!
ASIST Workshop Starting at $2500 Group Rate*
Mental Health First Aid Starting at $1500 Group Rate*
Listen Learn Lead Starting at $1500 Group Rate*
*Terms and Conditions apply Contact us today for a Program Planning Guide
This site does not operate a crisis line If you are in crisis call the National Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)