SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education)

Mission Statement

To prevent suicide through public awareness and education, reduce stigma and serve as a resource to those touched by suicide.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments Our multi-media campaign is the foremost tool for raising awareness about suicide prevention. The campaign includes TV, print, outdoor and indoor advertising, PSA placement, in addition to public relations exposures on TV, radio, print and online media. In 2016 we began a national radio campaign that aired ads on more than 400 radio stations twice every day. We also generated over 100 million impressions in our public awareness and media relations efforts which included an award winning PSA campaign. As an additional component of delivering SAVE's message, we provide community and professional education throughout the country. This is accomplished with our trademarked "Let's Talk About It" program and speaking engagements where we teach the symptoms of mental illness, the signs of suicidal behavior and hot to intervene. Our professional training expanded to include training media professionals in the US and other countries, more than 500 medical and mental health professionals, and over 1,200 youth and parents. SAVE responds to hundreds of requests to provide information in various settings including civic, professional, faith organizations, businesses, conferences and schools. We re-designed, created new and updated information and resource materials that were distributed to over 60,000 people. We created a new website that has over 100,000 hits per month from more than 100 countries of people seeking our information. Resources and support are provided to those interested in information on suicide prevention and for people touched by suicide through www.save.org, publications, prevention and grief packets, annual memorial events, resources and referrals. SAVE has several best practice endorsed materials for prevention and postvention and we created one of only 3 evidence-based programs for suicide prevention in schools.
Current Goals SAVE's goals are to 1. Increase our scope of impact in the following areas: Geography, Event, Public Awareness/Media, online presence, partnerships and collaborations; 2. Advance and influence the field of suicide prevention on a national and global basis; 3. Proactively engage survivors; and 4. Be a recognized leader in suicide prevention and postvention: awareness, education and materials
Community or Constituency Served SAVE serves the general public, professionals, survivors of suicide and all those interested in learning more about brain illnesses, mental health and suicide prevention.
Geographic Area Served SAVE is a national organization whose public awareness and educational materials are used by communities, public health organizations and individuals throughout the United States. Our messages and materials target a broad audience of gatekeepers, i.e. family, friends, co-workers, and caregivers of those who are suffering from mental illness and may be suicidal. Our professional training and community presentations educate healthcare professionals, counselors, teachers, school administration, public health offcials, clergy and community leaders as well as students, parents and concerned citizens about the warning signs of suicide, risk and protective factors that contribute to suicide and appropriate methods for intervening with people who are at risk.

Reports & Finances

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Major Program Expenses
Public Awareness:
$370,957
Resources and Support:
$149,685
Education:
$130,161
3 Year Average Expenses
Program Services
$596,525
87.1%
Management
$61,010
8.9%
Fundraising
$27,482
4%
Unrestricted Net Assets
End of Year:
Beginning of Year:
Difference:
2017
$782,561
$574,286
$208,275
2016
$574,286
$497,973
$76,313
2015
$497,973
$406,584
$91,389

Organization Last Reviewed on 03/25/2019

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Address:
8120 Penn Ave S
Bloomington, MN 55431
Phone: 9529467998
Website: save.org/

General Information

Alternative Name: SAVE
EIN: 41-1702239
Principal Staff: Dan Reidenberg
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 4.5
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: 50,000
Ruling Year: 1992

Board

Board Chair: Joseph Stackhouse
Number of Board Members: 15
Board Meetings with Quorum: 9
Average Member Attendance: 9.2

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