Who We Are
The Stuart B. Eiken Foundation - “STU22crew” - was created to promote awareness for the prevention of teenage suicide and to assist teens with the overall health of their bodies, minds, and hearts.
Preventing Youth Suicide: Tips for Parents & Educators
Suicide is the leading cause of death among school age youth. However, suicide is preventable. Youth who are contemplating suicide frequently give warning signs of their distress. Parents, teachers, and friends are in a key position to pick up on these signs and get help. Most important is to never take these warning signs lightly or promise to keep them secret. When all adults and students in the school community are committed to making suicide prevention a priority-and are empowered to take the correct actions-we can help youth before they engage in behavior with irreversible consequences.
Please visit the National Association of School Psychologist website for more information on this important topic
Crisis Text Line
If you or some you know is in crisis, text HOME to 741741 from anywhere, anytime in the United States. A trained Crisis Counselor will respond to your text, which comes through on a secure online platform. The Crisis Counselor is trained to help you transition from a place of fear to a place of ease and comfort.
To learn more about this service visit their website at https://www.crisistextline.org/
NAMI Online support group
NAMI Columbia, MO now offers an online support group. See information below for joining.
NAMI Columbia MO
Family Support Group Meeting
Monthly – 2nd Mondays @ 7:30 – 8:45 pm
To join, email NAMIColumbiaMO@gmail.com