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Taking Action

Our Mission — Suicide Education, Prevention And Healing

Kevin’s Song is a charitable organization dedicated to generating public awareness about the causes of suicide, its prevalence in our society and possible preventive measures. As an organization, we are creating a working community of professionals and advocates that is rapidly being recognized as the go-to resource in the metropolitan Detroit area for offering knowledge, hope and healing to individuals, families and communities touched by suicide. This includes suicide related to mental illness, recreational and prescription substance abuse and life-event triggers.

Our plan — what we intend to do

Kevin’s Song is a central hub: the place where people can come to find resources and learn about organizations that are helping us understand the causes of suicide as well as effective methods of preventing it. It is a place where people can find the latest research, read reviews of books on suicide as well as articles by experts in the field, and learn about support groups and activities taking place locally, nationally, and globally. Through conferences, workshops, a documentary film and our website, Kevin’s Song provides up-to-date information on the impacts of suicide and helpful resources to keep our community safer and welcoming for those who are at-risk and their loved ones. We plan to partner with local mental health professionals to bring innovation to the care and treatment of individuals haunted by the risk of self-harm. We will be a sustaining presence in the suicide education and prevention community by actively working with other suicide prevention organizations to increase awareness and help eradicate the stigma associated with mental illness.

Our Thanks — To Our Growing Donor Community

We are a grassroots donor-funded non-profit, very appreciative of the many donations, large and small, that we have received. These donations enable us to fulfill our mission. Thank you to our Sponsors, especially the Dolores and Paul Lavins Foundation, whose generous $50,000 challenge grant doubled the impact of our donors’ gifts. Coupled with additional donations, we have been able to successfully host the inaugural Kevin’s Song Conference and be a co-producer for the documentary film, Death Is Not the Answer . Has your world been touched by suicide? If so, we welcome you to join our donor community, standing strong to end the stigma surrounding mental illness and the epidemic of suicide.

Promotional Video for the inaugural Kevin’s Song April 2016 Conference on Vimeo.
Our next Kevin’s Song Conference, November 9-11, 2017, will build on this successful event.
We hope you will join us.