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Latest report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on suicide:
Increase in Suicide in the United States, 1999–2014


2017
Elyssa’s Mission is Proud Recipient of The Healthcare Foundation of Highland Park Grant in 2017
HFHP-logoElyssas’s Mission is honored to receive funding from The Healthcare Foundation of Highland Park in order to support the implementation of the SOS Program in three new schools. The Healthcare Foundation of Highland Park is an independent charitable foundation that funds healthcare programs and services in the geographic area served by NorthShore Highland Park Hospital.
For more information, please visit their website: http://hphealthfoundation.org

Elyssa’s Mission Hosts “A Night of Hope…Saving Young Lives” Benefiting Teen Suicide Prevention Programs
Elyssa’s Mission Benefit Raises Funds to Implement Suicide Prevention Programs in 10 New Schools.


2016
Elyssa’s Mission Hosts 9th Annual “Race to Young Lives” Benefiting Teen Suicide Prevention Programs
Chicago Tribune
Elyssa’s Mission, a non-profit organization that provides resources to prevent teen suicide, hosted their 9th annual “Race to Save Young Lives” benefit at Arlington International Race Course.


2015
More Than a Decade Later, Elyssa’s Mission Shines Strong
The Northbrook Tower
Elyssa’s Mission launches SOS Signs of Suicide® Prevention Program in Chicago school, Baker College Prep.

Going Out in Style: Elyssa’s Mission Raises $100K for Mental Health Programs
The Northbrook Tower
The North Shore community came out in strength in support of Elyssa’s Mission at their “Race To Save Young Lives” benefit at Arlington Park Racecourse.

Elyssa’s Mission Announces 2015 Elyssa’s Mission Scholarship Recipients
Skokie Review: Chicago Tribune
Elyssa’s Mission announced the recipients of its 2015 Elyssa’s Mission Scholarship Award

In Grayslake District 46 Suicide Prevention Program, Kids Help Each Other
Daily Herald
Grayslake District 46 partners with Elyssa’s Mission to provide the SOS Signs of Suicide® Prevention Program to it schools


2014
Elyssa’s Mission Program Expands to Chicago
The Winnetka Current
Elyssa’s Mission launches SOS Signs of Suicide® Prevention Program in Chicago school, Baker College Prep.

Saving Young Lives… College Scholarship Rewards Ramblers Who Act To Prevent Suicide
Loyola Academy
In 2012, Elyssa’s Mission awarded its inaugural Scholarship Award to Loyola student Demi Demakos.

District 15 Offers Suicide Prevention Program
Daily Herald
District 15 partners with Elyssa’s Mission to provide the SOS Signs of Suicide® Prevention Program to all of its junior high schools

At Illinois High School, Fears of a ‘Suicide Cluster’
Chicago Tribune
Mental Health Experts say Lake Forest may be dealing with a suicide cluster. Joanne Meyers hopes the Lake Forest community will see the deaths as a sign that more prevention work is needed.

New Trier Student’s Suicide Puts Mom on a Mission
Wilmette-Kenilworth Patch
Elyssa’s Mission’s scholarship program gives voice to how the program has impacted students.

 

Press Releases

Elyssa’s Mission To Host 2015 “Extraordinary You” Gift Event
Shop for a Cause…Saving Young Lives!

Elyssa’s Mission Announces 2015 Elyssa’s Mission Scholarship Recipients

Elyssa’s Mission Announces New Director of Education

Elyssa’s Mission Helps SOS Program Launch New, Updated Friends for Life: Preventing Teen Suicide DVD

Elyssa’s Mission Announces Loyola Academy Scholarship
Announcement Highlights need for Teens to ACT (Acknowledge, Care, Tell)