Inaugural Hope4Today 5K Race & 1-Mile Fun Run
Honoring National Suicide Prevention Month and benifiting Postvention support services for Suicide Loss Survivors in Collin and Denton County.
Frontline Crisis Response Solutions is committed to leading our community in suicide postvention and aftercare support. Recent reports from the Medical Examiner’s Office of Denton and Collin County indicate that in 2016 there were 85 completed suicides in Denton County and 122 completed suicides in Collin County, the highest amount in 5 years. Research reported by the World Health Organization shows that at least 6 people are intimately traumatized by a single suicide death. We believe those numbers are too low. More recent estimates show the number of people intimately affected by a suicide loss is closer to 150.
Our monthly Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group for Adults was launched in Frisco, TX on December 22, 2015. The city of Frisco occupies both Collin and Denton County, and our group continues to be the only and closest organized support hub for many Suicide Loss Survivors who live in or near one of the fastest growing suburban areas in the United States.
We know that Family, Loved Ones and Friends bereaved by the sudden completed suicide of a friend or family member are 65 % more likely to attempt suicide.
“The largest public health problem is neither the prevention of suicide nor the management of suicide attempts but the alleviation of the effects of stress in the survivors whose lives are forever altered.”
-Edwin S. Shneidman
Suicide postvention is the best prevention and because of that, we must reach out and do all we can to offer survivors services and resources, reduce the stigma, and talk about suicide openly. Our theme for this year’s race is LET’S TALK ABOUT SUICIDE, WHO DO YOU THINK OF?
Proceeds of the race go directly to expanding community programs for Survivors of Suicide Loss in Collin and Denton County, an initiative of Frontline Crisis Response Solutions. When you give you help us to continue to offer No Cost support groups for adults and teens, free counseling support for SOS Loss Survivors, a local peer support network, and educational resources for survivors of traumatic loss.
We invite you to join us as a sponsor, volunteer or participant at the Hope4Today 5K, Fun Run and Virtual Race on September 9. By partnering with FCRS you will lend a hand in assisting people who have lost a loved one by suicide and providing support and resources for further coping. Because suicide statistics are rising in our country and throughout Collin and Denton County, any level of support you are able to offer will be greatly appreciated.