SASS (Suicide Awareness Survivor Support) believes the public must be educated about suicide.
We sincerely feel that "Suicide is everyone's business."
With this in mind, SASS has five steps that we’re taking to make sure that "Suicide is everyone’s business." Those steps are:
- Public awareness
- Networking with healthcare agencies
- Uniting survivors; and
- Providing information to area support groups.
SASS-MoKan profile on Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
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Bonnie Swade now has a blog. You can follow by email or other social media sites.
Bonnie's Blog Site
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2008 Buck O'Neil Legacy Seat honoree
The Kansas City Royals honor members of the community who have made an important impact on the people around them, on a large or small scale, and that embodies an aspect of O'Neil's spirit. The Royals pay tribute by having the honoree sit in the seat location that was Buck O'Neil's at Kauffman Stadium.
Sunday, Aug. 10 - Bonnie Swade
Drawing on personal tragedy, Bonnie Swade started Suicide Awareness Survivor Support Missouri and Kansas, a non-profit support group for those affected by a suicide. Along with offering support, the group also organizes a walk each year to raise funds for the education, awareness and grief support groups in the Kansas City community. Bonnie, an Overland Park, Kan., resident, has facilitated suicide prevention groups and suicide survivors support groups, also spending time visiting the Lansing State Prison to facilitate STOP Violence groups.