"THE BEST WAY
TO FIND YOURSELF
IS TO LOSE YOURSELF
IN THE SERVICE OF OTHERS."
- MAHATMA GANDI
What is a HOPE Sponsor
Another feature of the Intensive Suicide Survivor Treatment (ISST) includes inviting a HOPE Sponsor to join with you in your journey through our program. Your HOPE sponsor is a person you choose that participates in most of the sessions with you. They play a crucial role by offering HOPE (Helping Others Pain thru Encouragement) and support to you in the pivotal moments of your success story. The National Center for Suicide Survivors offers training for HOPE Sponsors as part of ISST, at no additional cost, therefore, any one you choose will not lack in their own support either!
Must be 18 or older
A good listener, non judgmental and available
Consider a family member or friend, a supportive individual from a current group, etc. Ideally this person will be a part of your life for the next two years.
Someone you can give permission to tell you hard things