During depression the world disappears. Language itself. One has nothing to say. Nothing. Kristin experienced this misery, yet still managed to touch many lives and even in death continues to help others find help for their depression.
The Kristin Brooks Hope Center was created to help those in crisis find help and hope immediately. The site and her story gives you a raw, personal glimpse into depression, and how it affects those around you. In addition, you will find the only clear, step-by-step path for you to follow out of the darkness. There is hope and you can feel happy again! If you need to speak with someone right now call: 1.800.442.HOPE

Here's what the Hopeline Team did in 2010. Your support is what made it possible!

We held the 10th anniversary Reason to Live concert in Boston featuring Blue October and Red Jumpsuit Apparatus to break stigmas associated with mental illness and suicide.

We held seven whole day Alive! Mental Health Fairs - our suicide prevention program at college campuses http://hopeline.com/alivemhf.html

We took second place in Chase Commuinity Giving Contest to launch our virtual crisis center IMAlive in partnership with TWLOHA and PostSecret

We held two Pick Up The Phone Suicide Prevention Tours www.putp.org
- 17 city, 23 day Spring tour on the East Coast and
- 21 city, 43 day Fall tour on the West Coast
Thank you, Blue October!

We held two Press Conferences on Capitol Hill with Postsecret Founder Frank Warren , TWLOHA Founder Jamie Tworkowski , 1-800-SUICIDE Founder Reese Butler , Blue October lead singer and songwriter Justin Furstenfeld and U.S. Congressman Bob Filner (D-CA) to raise awareness about suicide in the military and outreach through music.

We held our Please Don't Jump Awareness event in San Francisco near the Golden Gate Bridge.
September 22, 2010 was officially recognized as Please Don't Jump Day by the State of California and City of San Francisco www.PleaseDontJump.net

We trained over 400 students at colleges in 1 hour Gatekeeper Crisis Intervention Course .

We helped 170 volunteers from the US, Canada and the UK get trained in 40 hour Online Suicide Intervention Specialist course to become IMAlive volunteers

We HOPE you like what we did in 2010.

To support a volunteer in training to become an Online Suicide Prevention Specialist – click here

To support any of our hotlines (which are free to the public) – click here

Thank you SO MUCH! We couldn't have done it without your support!

Reese Butler and the Hopeline Team


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Kristin Brooks Hope Center, and its programs:

National Hopeline Network
IMAlive crisis chat
Pick Up The Phone Tour
Alive! Mental Health Fair
and others

are funded solely by individual donors

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Please Don't Jump

This postcard says:

I have lived in San Francisco since I was young. I am illegal. I am not wanted here. I don't belong anywhere. This summer I plan to jump off the Golden Gate.

Join the Facebook group "Please Don't Jump"

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Download our Information Deck for the PUTP Tour (PDF)

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Community Crisis Centers Saving Lives: , , calls to 1.800.SUICIDE