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PREVENTION

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Prevention Programs

The Grace Loncar Foundation sponsors prevention and education programs at schools, community centers, and places of worship to educate parents, teachers, and students about mental health.

QPR Training

QPR Training. QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer- the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. The training focuses on warning signs of a suicide crisis, and then how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help.

The intent is to identify and interrupt the crisis and direct that person to the proper care. 

They offer individual, organization, and professional training courses. The Grace Loncar Foundation would be glad to bring the training to you, please contact us if interested.

The HOPE Squad program

The Hope Squad program is a school-based peer support team that partners with local mental health agencies. Peers select students who are trustworthy and caring individuals to join the Hope Squad. Squad members are trained to watch for at-risk students, provide friendship, identify suicide-warning signs, and seek help from adults.

HOPE Squad members are NOT taught to act as counselors, but are educated on recognizing suicide warning signs and how to properly and respectfully report concerns to an adult. Once invited to be a HOPE Squad member, students must get a permission form signed by their parents and go through training.

The Grace Loncar Foundation is proud to sponsor a thriving Hope Squad program at Highland Park Middle School and to co-sponsor the annual North Texas Hope Squad Conference.

To learn more about Hope Squad visit their website: https://hopesquad.com

Care Cards

What we know

Teenage suicides are often preceded by a “trigger” event such as…

  • Failed Test
  • A breakup
  • Arguments with family or friends
  • Death in the family
  • Trouble with the police or other legal problems

To raise awareness and offer encouragement we have mailed thousands of our care cards to schools and teachers all across the United States. We have asked them to distribute these to their students, with a message and reminder that no one event or moment in their life defines it. We’ve also encouraged them to use the opportunity to let their students know of the resources that are available at their school if they are ever struggling or are concerned about someone that might be. Our intent is that these cards will not only circulate a positive message of hope as well as the suicide hotline number, but also “spark” important dialogues about mental health within our schools.

National Suicide Hotline: Dial 988 (open 24 hours)

North Texas Crisis Hotline: 214-828-1000

If you (or someone you know) are in imminent danger of hurting yourself or others, call 911.