#WeSupportU Suspenders4Hope Campaign

Can a shirt save a life? With a little help from you, we think it can. The #WeSupportU Suspenders4Hope comprehensive approach can help create positive change in your community regarding mental health and suicide prevention. Keep scrolling to learn more!

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Bring Suspenders4Hope to Your Organization

Mental Health Is Health

Everyone will struggle with their mental health at some point. Just as you need to take steps to keep your body healthy, the same is true for maintaining your mental health.

Experiencing mental health challenges is normal. Everyone needs help at some point in their life

Randy’s Story of Hope

It's ok not to be ok
Asking for help demonstrates strength
Treatment works
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Show Your Support with a

Suspenders4Hope Shirt

Get your #WeSupportU Suspenders4Hope Shirt and start a conversation about mental health. Increase awareness, reduce stigma, and visibly support mental health in your community.

Then, make a change in your own actions by:

  • Challenging the stigma you may hold about mental health

  • Being mindful of stigmatizing language (that’s so crazy!, she’s so bipolar, I am totally OCD)

  • Keeping an eye out for friend’s behavior changing significantly

Every purchase of a shirt supports mental health initiatives and includes access to our free hour long #WeSupportU Preventing Suicide Training to learn how to help someone in need.

Buy The Shirt

For quantities over 10 or custom shirt orders, please fill out the Contact Us form at the bottom of the page.

Mental Health Is Health

Everyone will struggle with their mental health at some point. Just as you need to take steps to keep your body healthy, the same is true for maintaining your mental health.

Experiencing mental health challenges is normal. Everyone needs help at some point in their life

Randy’s Story of Hope

It's ok not to be ok
Asking for help demonstrates strength
Treatment works

Show Your Support with a Suspenders4Hope Shirt

Get your #WeSupportU Suspenders4Hope Shirt and start a conversation about mental health. Increase awareness, reduce stigma, and visibly support mental health in your community.

Then, make a change in your own actions by:

  • Challenging the stigma you may hold about mental health

  • Being mindful of stigmatizing language (that’s so crazy!, she’s so bipolar, I am totally OCD)

  • Keeping an eye out for friend’s behavior changing significantly

Every purchase of a shirt supports mental health initiatives and includes access to our free hour long #WeSupportU Preventing Suicide Training to learn how to help someone in need.

Buy The Shirt

For quantities over 10 or custom shirt orders, please fill out the Contact Us form at the bottom of the page.

wesupportu shirt cropped and slanted to the right

“I’ve noticed that you haven’t been returning my messages lately. I am concerned about you.”

Building a Community of Support

If you are concerned about someone around you, just remember to Share, Ask, Support.

Share your concern with them by reaching out, whether that be in person, calling or messaging. Hearing you care is often the first step in sharing hope.

Ask directly about how they’re feeling, including if they’re struggling with thoughts of suicide. Asking cannot put the idea of suicide into someone’s head and again shows that someone cares.

After asking, listen non-judgmentally. Help find resources available in your area, then offer to connect them to necessary services. Continue to support by checking back in.

To learn more, please consider taking our #WeSupportU Preventing Suicide training

#WeSupportU Preventing Suicide Training

Learn how to support your community with the #WeSupportU Preventing Suicide Training

Alison’s Story of Hope

  • Created by licensed psychologists
  • Evidence-based training
  • Self-paced, 90 minutes online training
  • Learn the Share, Ask, Support method to help someone in need
  • Pay $20 for the training or free with the purchase of a Suspenders4Hope shirt
Take the Training Today

#WeSupportU Preventing Suicide Training

Learn how to support your community with the #WeSupportU Preventing Suicide Training

  • Created by licensed psychologists

  • Evidence-based training
  • Self-paced, 90 minutes online training
  • Learn the Share, Ask, Support method to help someone in need
  • Pay $20 for the training or free with the purchase of a Suspenders4Hope shirt

Alison’s Story of Hope

Take the Training Today

Bringing Suspenders4Hope to Your Organization

We are so excited to share the #WeSupportU Suspenders4Hope campaign with the world as a symbol of hope, help, and of communities that support mental health.

Comprehensive, strategic approach to promoting mental wellness and preventing suicide

Well-designed awareness campaign focused on reducing stigma, supporting connections, and changing the conversation around mental health and suicide

Evidenced-based, suicide prevention training available in multiple formats from the individual taking it on-line to a large in-person training as part of an organization’s onboarding process

Improve your community or organization’s culture around mental health

Turn existing mental health outreach into a comprehensive prevention plan with the power of communication and prevention sciences

Increase impact and reduce costs by allowing our team to develop the plan and content for you

Administrative reporting capabilities for tracking purposes

Developed by psychologists

Suspenders4Hope licensing packages available

Connect With A #WeSupportU Specialist About Bringing Suspenders4Hope to Your Org

About #WeSupportU

#WeSupportU started at Wichita State University in 2015 when WSU counseling services was awarded the SAMHSA Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention grant in order to develop a local suicide prevention program. From that grant, was born the #WeSupportU Suspenders4Hope campaign and Preventing Suicide Training, which was WSU’s promise to support their students’ mental well-being. Now, you can help support your community or organization with the #WeSupportU Suspenders4Hope comprehensive prevention approach.  We continue to be affiliated with the University and as a non-profit, we are committed to developing quality, engaging, evidence-based content at an affordable price for anyone interested in supporting community mental health and preventing suicide.

Contact Us

Learn more about bringing the #WeSupportU Suspenders4Hope campaign to your organization by filling out the form below

If you have any questions, please contact us at Suspenders4Hope@wichita.edu