We started with 'why'
Our life journey is like climbing a mountain. Some parts are relatively easy, comfortable, even enjoyable. But much of the time the trail is uneven, precarious, unpredictable. There are also hard steep climbs where one's footing and fortitude are tested. The climb itself may begin to seem impossible, even futile, and for some, surrender may become a tempting option. Essential gear for any climber is the rope connecting them to a climbing partner and to an immovable rock face. This connection can literally mean the difference between life and death for climbers.
Our company name and the icon in our logo refer to this lifeline. One rope, representing the person at risk, connected to others. Conspicuous in the image is the link itself, strong, with the potential for additional connections. This image signals that in our work with people at risk of suicide dependable connections to caring others, including skilled resources, become a lifeline for a person at risk of suicide, that can continue to be strengthened by links to additional resources.
Our mission is to empower you to help a person at risk of suicide craft their own lifeline including links that they can trust and depend on to help provide safety in times of risk.
Preventing suicide and the despair and pain that both lead people to it and that it leaves behind is at the heart of everything we do, from writing and developing workshops and on line courses to delivery of our products and services and those of like-minded colleagues like LivingWorks Education.
As a social enterprise company we are able to apply business tools to our mission of suicide prevention, and in doing so, work toward sustainability, innovation, and growth that might not be possible otherwise.
You can Join us in our mission to prevent suicide through awareness, education, and training. Take a course. Become a trainer. Help prevent suicide in YOUR community by adding connections and strengthening lifelines for every member of the community, including yourself and those you care about.
We can teach you
how to help a person at risk of suicide
become a person with hope for life.