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Creating a safer today for our youth.


16th Annual Race to Save Young Lives

Join us Sunday, October 22nd at Pinstripes in Northbrook, IL
Your partnership enables Elyssa’s Mission to continue to provide the programs and resources so urgently needed. Currently we partner with over 300 schools, growing at a rate of 50 new schools a year. With your sponsorship, we will be able to expand our reach even further.


Elyssa’s Mission provides resources to help prevent teen suicide.

How are you feeling?

Take a brief screening to determine if you, or someone you care about, should connect with mental health professional. It is completely anonymous and confidential.

Learn more about our Signs of Suicide Program.Hope Squad Program.Grief Group Program.

Elyssa’s Mission funds and implements the evidence-based SOS Signs of Suicide Program in over 300 middle and high schools in Illinois (20+ counties, 120+ suburbs) through our partnership with MindWise Innovations, a Massachusetts-based organization that pioneered the concept of large-scale mental health screening and education programs. We assist with all components of the SOS Program including planning, teaching and training for staff and parents.
SOS Signs of Suicide

Signs of Suicide teaches students how to identify signs of depression and suicide in themselves and their peers.

Hope Squad
A peer-to-peer program that aims to reduce youth suicide through education and peer intervention.
Grief Group

Elyssa’s Mission offers a ‘postvention’ grief group to schools that have suffered the loss of a student by suicide.

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Our Success Stories

You Can Help!

Make A Donation

Help us fund Suicide Prevention education.

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Become A Sponsor

We invite you to invest in Suicide Prevention

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