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If you - or someone you know - are having thoughts about suicide, call 1.800.SUICIDE (784-2433). Calls are connected to a certified crisis center nearest the callerís location. Services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    Support Efforts           

Support from across the country helps KBHC achieve 
its mission to prevent suicide and educate people about depressive disorders.

Hopeless Records Letter
Acknowledgement of a successful 2001 tour to 35 U.S. cities to raise awareness about depressive mood disorders, suicide prevention, and where adolescents can turn to for help by simply dialing 1.800.SUICIDE (784-2433).

Certificate of Honor
Special recognition from the Board of Supervisors for the City and County of San Francisco for the establishment of the Kristin Brooks Hope Center and for the founding of the nation's first 24-hour suicide prevention hotline. 1.800.SUICIDE (784-2433).

Computer World Honors Laureate Certificate
In 2001 the Kristin Brooks Hope Center was nominated for the prestigious Computerworld New Heroes Award. This certificate of achievement recognizes the inclusion of the Kristin Brooks Hope Center in the Computerworld Honors Program's Online Archive of information technology innovation.

State of Maryland recognition
Special recognition from the Governor for impressive work and outstanding commitment on behalf of youth suicide prevention and for the significant contribution to the success of the Maryland Youth Suicide Prevention Conference 2000 provided by Reese Butler, KBHC President and Founder, on behalf of the Kristin Brooks Hope Center.

State of Michigan House of Representative Resolution No. 374
In 1998 Karen Marshal (former President of KBHC) working with her mother were the first to achieve a state resolution, from both houses, to recognize suicide as a serious state and national public health problem and to encourage suicide prevention initiatives.

National Mental Health Association (NMHA)
Letter of support for the Kristin Brooks Hope Center's application for a SAMHSA grant to further suicide prevention initiatives and the certification and networking of crisis centers across the nation under one easy to remember, toll free number.

Virginia Senate Joint Resolution No. 382
In 2000 Karen Marshall approached her State Senator Bill Mimms (VA) with a request that the state recognize suicide as a serious public health problem. This request resulted not only in Resolution No. 382 but also a state supported study that produced the Virginia Suicide Prevention Plan currently in use across the state.

State of California, Executive Department
As a founding member of SPAN CA, the Kristin Brooks Hope Center working with Leann Gouiva achieved a resolution from the Governor's office recognizing suicide as a leading threat to public health and declaring May 6-13, 2001 as "Suicide Awareness Week."

SAVE Poster
After the death of his wife Kristin, KBHC founder Reese Butler began posting Kristin's picture on billboards designed by SAVE's outdoor advertising agency. In February 1999, fifty bus shelter posters around Vallejo and the Bay Area (California) displayed Kristin's photograph and advertised the newly established and first ever, national crisis hotline ó 1.800.SUICIDE (784-2433). 




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