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Suicide can be preventable

There is HOPE! Know the signs, change the stats!

Community Hosted Events

Members of the communities are stepping up to help us raise funds for the SAM Foundation to continue spreading knowledge on suicide and ways to intervene when someone is in a crisis.

Please consider participating in one of the events or hosting an event in your county. Reach our to us if this is something you are interested in.

Graysville, AL 

Jefferson County, Alabama’s 2nd annual Suicide Awareness walk hosted by community members to fundraise for the SAM Foundation. Music, food and fun for all on Sept. 10, 2022!

Fort Payne, AL 

DeKalb County, Alabama’s inaugural Hope and Remembrance walk hosted by community members to fundraise for the SAM Foundation. Music, food and fun for all on Sept. 25, 2022

Personal Stories

What Are The Suicide Warning Signs?

Someone who is thinking about suicide will usually give some clues to those around them that show they are troubled. Suicide prevention starts with recognising these warning signs and treating them seriously.

Words

Someone thinking about suicide might talk about the following things:

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Words

• Killing themselves
• Feeling hopeless
• Having no reason to live
• Being a burden to others
• Feeling trapped
• Unbearable pain
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Behavior

Behaviors that may signal risk, especially if related to painful event, loss or change:

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Behavior

• Withdrawing from activities
• Isolating from family and friends
• Increased use of alcohol or drugs
• Looking for a way to end their lives, such as searching online for methods
• Sleeping too much or too little
• Visiting or calling people to say goodbye
• Giving away prized possessions
• Aggression
• Fatigue
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Emotions

People considering suicide often display one or more of following moods:

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Emotions

• Depression
• Anxiety
• Loss of interest
• Irritability
• Humiliation/Shame
• Agitation/Anger
• Relief/Sudden Improvement
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How Can I Get Involved ?

The SAM Foundation provides programs to prevent suicide through public awareness and education and works to serve as a resource to those who have been affected by suicide. Would you like to get involved?

Educate

We promote and facilitate a variety of training programs to educate gatekeepers in our local communities.

Elevate

We sponsor and promote awareness events across our local communities and the region.

Support

We work to support those impacted by suicide as well as organizations involved in the suicide prevention community.

Upcoming Events

You can join us at the following events that are promoted by the SAM foundation.
Upcoming Events
Aug 19
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Fri 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Aug 26
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Fri 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Sep 5
Huddle House, 120 Airport Rd W, Fort Payne, AL 35968, USA       Google Map
Mon 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sep 9
Phenix City Campus, 1510 Whitewater Ave, Phenix City, AL 36867, USA       Google Map
Fri
Sep 10
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Sat
Sep 13
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Tue 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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1 week ago
The SAM Foundation

The SAM Foundation would like to thank Jamie Bendall for emceeing the event Saturday night. Jamie's truly hilarious and a man who always supports his community however needed! Thanks Jamie for entertaining the audience and for supporting The SAM Foundation! #thepunchline #communitysupport #miltonga #suicideawarness ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago
The SAM Foundation

Big Thanks to all the sponsors, vendors, volunteers, friends, family and guests who came out to Matilda's Saturday night. You all made our Sowing Seeds Of Hope featuring Slippery When Wet event a HUGE SUCCESS! It was a magical night as the band & audience rocked out while the storm danced around Matilda's all night! Special shout out to David Carr Photography for capturing all the fun! #samsstorylives #mentalhealthmatters #suicideprevention ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago
The SAM Foundation

Tickets will be available online for today's event for 15 more minutes - until 3 p.m. (EST). After that, tickets will be available at the door for $60. See you soon!!!
No VIP tickets will be sold at the door.
No ticket discount codes can be used at the door.
samfoundation.salsalabs.org/sewingseedsofhope2022
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Tickets will be available online for todays event for 15 more minutes - until 3 p.m. (EST). After that, tickets will be available at the door for $60. See you soon!!!
No VIP tickets will be sold at the door. 
No ticket discount codes can be used at the door.
https://samfoundation.salsalabs.org/sewingseedsofhope2022