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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.

AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. AFSP creates a culture that’s smart about mental health by engaging in the following core strategies:

  • Funding scientific research
  • Educating the public about mental health and suicide prevention
  • Advocating for public policies in mental health and suicide prevention
  • Supporting survivors of suicide loss and those affected by suicide in our mission

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Save A Life Today

Save A Life Today (SALT) is a local Kern County nonprofit organization that exists to raise funds for suicide prevention and to assist those bereaved by suicide.

Durning this past year we have been able to help families with funeral expenses who were faced with the loss of their loved one through suicide.

We are also promoting awareness at health fairs throughout the county, sponsored awareness trainings and distributed awareness literature at various events.

These efforts are made possible through donations and a loving team of volunteers. Its easy to get connected find us on Facebook for current events.

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Each year, Run4Recovery has helped to raise thousands of dollars for the Puente House Foundation.

Puente House Foundation 501(c)(3) started in 1995 in order to give the opportunity of a lifetime to newly sober individuals. From donations raised through the Foundation, alcoholics and addicts are given the chance to move into sober living and gain a solid foundation for a fresh start in recovery. This is made possible through our scholarship program that subsidizes a new resident’s rent until they can create foundation for themselves.

When you donate, please make sure you choose Bakersfield Behavioral as the Sponsor. This will ensure that your donation goes towards members of our community who need it.

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The Jason Foundation, Inc

The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI) is dedicated to the prevention of the “Silent Epidemic” of youth suicide through educational and awareness programs that equip young people, educators/youth workers and parents with the tools and resources to help identify and assist at-risk youth.

JFI believes that awareness and education are the first steps to prevention. We want to establish a Triangle of Prevention by providing students, parents and teachers the tools and resources to help identify and help at-risk youth. This is accomplished through a curriculum unit for students and informational seminars for teachers and parents. The programs provide resources to accomplish this goal. The materials are easy to use and are intended to provide educational information. There is no intent to diagnose or treat suicidal ideation. JFI’s intention is to empower youth, educators and parents to help recognize when young people are in pain and know to get professional help involved as soon as possible. The Jason Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit 501c3.

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Project Linus

  • FIRST Provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer “blanketeers.”
  • SECOND Provide a rewarding and fun service opportunity for interested individuals and groups in local communities, for the benefit of children.

Project Linus National Headquarters is located in Belton, Missouri. National President Patty Gregory and Vice President Mary Balagna direct and orchestrate the activities of Project Linus chapters located across the United States. Patty has been involved with the organization in the Kansas City area since April 2000 and Mary in Central Illinois since late 1998, as chapter coordinators and now as directors and officers.

Mary also maintains a very busy chapter, donating an average of 350 blankets every month to local children. With chapters in all 50 states, Project Linus continues to grow. Blankets are collected locally and distributed to children in hospitals, shelters, social service agencies, or anywhere that a child might be in need of a big hug.

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