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Suicide can be preventable

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

Join us for our Georgia concert!

Join us under the stars at Matilda’s for The SAM Foundation’s benefit concert on August 6, 2022! As seen last year on Jimmy Fallon’s music competition show, “Clash of the Cover Bands,” Slippery When Wet will perform many of Bon Jovi’s biggest hits, with special guest host and comedian, Jamie Bendall.

Buy tickets or become a sponsor today!

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.

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

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!

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.


Someone thinking about suicide might talk about the following things:

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• Killing themselves
• Feeling hopeless
• Having no reason to live
• Being a burden to others
• Feeling trapped
• Unbearable pain
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Behaviors that may signal risk, especially if related to painful event, loss or change:

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

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• 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?


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


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


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
Jul 4
Huddle House, 120 Airport Rd W, Fort Payne, AL 35968, USA       Google Map
Mon 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Jul 12
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Tue 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Aug 1
Huddle House, 120 Airport Rd W, Fort Payne, AL 35968, USA       Google Map
Mon 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Aug 6
Matildas Music Under the Pines, 850 Hickory Flat Rd, Milton, GA 30004, USA       Google Map
Aug 9
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Tue 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Aug 19
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Fri 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

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