Because of Hanah

You are not alone

If you are in suicidal crisis, please call 1-800-273-8255 or text 741741.

This site is here to bring awareness to the epidemic that is suicide. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people ages 10-34 in the United States. It is the number one leading cause of death for youth in many states. This site is here, Because of Hanah...because we do not want to lose another young soul to this epidemic. We want to provide healing, health, and most importantly HOPE for any hurting person. Know that you matter, your life is important. There is only one YOU on this planet. YOU have value. Feel free to browse here, take a rest, take a breath......please continue taking breaths....


Hanah's Mom


IS OUR INITIATIVE: It is our main focus to provide suicide awareness and prevention training to school age students in all schools and that this training be mandatory. This training can be provided in an assembly type forum once a semester in under 30 minutes so as not to take away from teachers day and it can be free of charge through utilization of our videos of trainings, we provide for you here under the education tab. Please write your congressional staff and demand this be required in your state, school districts and communities. This training is meant to be a beginning to more indepth training. It is the awareness of warning signs and then the three steps to take once these signs are noticed. Students need this immediately and it is the first step in the eradication of the epidemic that is suicide. If you would like to become a member of MASS Mothers Against Student Suicide, email us at with your name, and address. Please like our fb page and we will mail you a member certificate.

This site has numersous resources listed under the education tab in the menu. Resources for schools, students, parents, and the general public. I add to this list daily as my research continues, please check back often and if you have any suggestions for additions please leave me a message on our contact page. 


This site is provided by the generosity of the Tom Conner family. Without their commitment, none of this would be possible. PIease help us, we cannot do this alone. If you would like to help, please click on our donation page. All proceeds go to suicide prevention and to providing training to school age students ages 10-24.


  1. The World has Changed

    It's July 2020, this last six months have been so eerie. The world has changed and I'm not sure it will ever be the same. I have been home, not out speaking with communities and kids about life and hope. And everyone needs to hear it now more than ever. The Coronavirus has the whole globe stopped in its track. The Americans are arguing its political, the globe is blaming one country, Americans are blaming a certain political party, which is so ridiculous, how can a political party start a virus that's literally killing everyone? Social media hacks have humans at each other's throats, we have kids home from school, because schools are closed, parents home from work because businesses are closed, no one knows how they can pay their bills, feed their kids or if they will even survive. The news is not even news anymore. There is no one to trust or anything to believe in. How can I fight the despair of suicide in a world that seems to have lost its way? I often wonder what Hanah would think about the world as it is now, it's changed so much since she left us. I have been continually pondering this dilemma since I too have to stay home. The conclusion that I have arrived at is this, Hope. Humans can always hope. I have been on this mission to spread Hope with Hanah since the beginning, and I'm not going to let this virus or the hate stop me now. 


    Hope is an optimistic state of mind that is based on an expectation of positive outcomes with respect to events and circumstances in one's life or the world at large. As a verb, its definitions include: "expect with confidence" and "to cherish a desire with anticipation." Wikipedia

    So I'm preparing for a two month trip by car to states that had previously asked me to come speak in their community or schools. I will wear a mask, I will social distance to an extent, but I will hug every human who wants to. I will continue to talk about hope, because the truth is this .....nothing lasts forever. Not the Coronavirus, not the political hate, not the global fear, not you and not me. However while we are here, there are many of us, us human, average folks, black, white, yellow, red, all of us, we in our hearts want good and happy lives and  we will overcome all of this strife, how do I know this? Because we always have.

    I'm headed west and north, then west, then south, then east........Maybe I will see you out there, spreading this Hope with Hanah and offer you a hug and an ounce of Hope. 
    God bless us all. 
    keep on keeping on and always be kind

    Spreading Hope with Hanah