Suicide Prevention in Georgia started with grassroots efforts. Much of the work is still just that! There were then and are now many community heroes working to impact the crisis of suicide in our communities throughout Georgia. These are folks that work with no credit and no acclaim, often are volunteers (but don't have to be). Many working long hours and endless dedication to bring hope to those at risk in our state. We have found that the greatest impact is found by thinking out of the box to bring alternative resources and collaboration, collaboration, collaboration is a cornerstone of the best of the best!
If you know a community hero, nominate them for the annual Community Hero - Keeper of Hope award.
The criteria for judging for the Community Hero - Keeper of Hope Award is as follows:
- Doing Suicide Prevention or related work in a community in Georgia
- Thinking out of the box to deliver services, resources or support to those at risk
- Going above and beyond the normal levels of contribution
- Collaborating with others - individuals and organizations - to increase the level of delivery and impact of work.
To submit a nomination, write a full page essay (at least) on the person that you want to nominate. Give Name, Contact info including address/phone/email, location that they are working, organization that they work through (if one), and a complete story of what they are doing to make a difference in their communty. Email your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next Community Hero - Keeper of Hope Award will be awarded during Suicide Prevention Month (details to be announced).
So let us know who you think is your community hero!!