HOPE

SPONSOR

"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! 

Friends in Staduim

choosing a 

HOPE sponsor

  • 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