*Online registration is now closed! Walk-up registration is available on the day of the event, (Saturday, Aug. 23), starting at 9 a.m. in Goodview Park, Wyoming, MN. Race day T-shirts will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis for same-day registrations. For directions to the park, route maps and the event schedule, please visit our events page on stompoutsuicide.com.

 

 

Stomp Out Suicide

Created out of love and hope in memory of Alissa M. Haines of Wyoming, MN. Stomp Out Suicide is a local organization dedicated to the prevention of suicide through public awareness and community outreach. Our goal is to educate and increase discussion about suicide prevention and awareness.

Suicide occurs most often in those who suffer from mental illnesses. Depression is the most common mental illness. Depression is not just a bad mood or a phase; it is a serious medical condition. In most cases depression and other mental illnesses can be treated, but the problem needs to be diagnosed by a professional. Suicide can have lasting harmful effects on individuals, families, and communities. While its causes are complex and determined by multiple factors, the goal of suicide prevention is simple: Reduce factors that increase risk, and increase factors that promote resilience.

One of the most important aspects of suicide prevention is support. The person who is struggling needs to know that you support and love him or her, and that you are willing to help them find hope in life again. Our goal at Stomp Out Suicide is to reach others like Alissa, and to prevent this tragedy from happening to people like her.


PLEASE NOTE

We are not licensed professionals. We are just real people with a passion for awareness.

If you or a loved one is considering suicide, please do one of the following:

  • Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255). This is a confidential source of help available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and staffed by a trained phone counselor.
  • Go to the nearest hospital emergency room.
  • Call 911 or the emergency number of your local police.