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Saving Ourselves from SuicideBefore and After

Help for people struggling in life or those grieving after suicide – and anyone wanting to help them. Learn how to save yourself or others from suicide, even ones that have happened.

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Many people struggle with life issues. Increasing academic pressures, social demands, bullying, peer pressure, and financial hardships are some of the common stressors. All of these challenges, when left unchecked, can escalate to a mental health crisis—even suicide. Nick’s Network of Hope provides resources, education, and support for life challenges with an emphasis on mental health awareness, suicide prevention, and grief and loss. We reach out to communities by public speaking, participating in mental health awareness events, helping to sponsor mental health and suicide prevention exhibits and events, and providing online resources and education.

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  • Prevention Panel Discussion- Village of New Lenox
    • Tuesday, September 26, 2023
    • New Lenox, IL
  • Suicide Awareness and Prevention Talk at Window Rock High School
    • Wednesday, October 25, 2023
    • Fort Defiance , Arizona
  • Suicide Prevention/ Awareness Student Talk at Valley High School
    • Wednesday, October 25, 2023
    • Sanders, Arizona

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    Linda Pacha Keynote Speaker - Samaracare Annual Event

    SamaraCare, a non-profit group, provides a wide array of counseling and psychotherapy services with offices throughout Chicagoland. They challenge the stigma surrounding mental illness and provide fee subsidized services for under-resourced clients.

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    Linda Pacha & Dr. Maria Espinola on Suicide Prevention

    For Suicide Prevention Month, award winning psychologist, Dr. Maria Espinola, interviews Linda Pacha, a parent-suicide loss survivor, about youth suicide and awareness. 

    NCTV17 Interview with Linda Pacha

    Spotlight host, Jane Wernette, of NCTV17 (Naperville Community Television) interviews Linda Pacha, founder and president of Nick’s Network of Hope, about the mission of her suicide prevention and grief support nonprofit, the services it provides the community, and her new book, Saving Ourselves from Suicide—Before and After: How to Ask for Help, Recognize Warning Signs, and Navigate Grief.

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    Linda Pacha Sample Suicide Prevention Excerpts

    Excerpts of the suicide prevention webinar by Linda Pacha, founder and president of Nick’s Network of Hope, for the volunteers, staff, and board members of YWCA, Metropolitan Chicago. Linda shares her son’s story and her hindsight gained from his life and suicide. She reviews common risk factors and warning signs of suicide and shares real-life examples. The Young Women Christian Association (YWCA) works to eliminate racism and empower women.

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    Suicide & Depression

    Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 1-800-273-8255 for help 24/7.
    Crisis Text Line: U.S. text “Talk” to 741741; Canada text 686868; UK text 85258

    Veterans’ Crisis Center Line: 1-800-273-8255, press option 1 for veterans

    See our resources page for more information.


    Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
    Text Line for Suicide Prevention : U.S. text “Help” to 741741; Canada text 686868; UK text 85258

    National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673
    National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline: 1-866-331-9474

    See our Resources Page for more info.

    Cutting & Self Harm

    Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

    S.A.F.E. Alternatives Information Helpline:
    1-800-366-8288 (not 24/7)

    See our Resources Page for more info.


    Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

    *Trevor Lifeline: 1-866-488-7386 ( 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention lifeline for LGBTQ youth 13-24 . Or text “Trevor” to 1-866-488-7386
    Trans Lifeline: U.S. (877)565-8860; Canada (877)330-6366

    See our Resources Page for more info.

    Addictions & Substance Abuse

    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Info & Referral Helpline: 1-800-662-4357

    Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
    Calls routed to crisis center in your area

    See our Resources Page for more info.

    Eating Disorders

    Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

    NEDA Information and Referral Helpline:
    1-800-931-2237 (not 24/7)
    ANAD Helpline: (630) 577-1330

    ANAD Helpline:
    1-630-577-1330 (not 24/7)

    See our Resources Page for more info.

    nspl-272x300 Call 911 immediately if you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis and contemplating suicide for the most immediate help.

    The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24/7 hotline. Call if you are experiencing a suicidal crisis or emotional distress and need to talk with a counselor for help or to obtain resources available in your area. You may also call this number if you want to know how to help someone other than yourself.


    Heaven Can Wait

    A beautiful song of hope by Sophia Fleming, singer/songwriter and friend to Linda Pacha and Nick’s Network of Hope. Sophia wrote this song to support anyone struggling with depression. Never lose hope. You will love her song, its messages, and her angelic voice.

    Words of Inspiration