Who We Are
A best practice youth mental health promotion and suicide prevention program designed to harness the power of peer social networks to create healthy norms and culture, ultimately preventing suicide, violence, bullying, and substance misuse. The mission of Sources of Strength is to prevent adverse outcomes by increasing wellbeing, help-seeking, resiliency, healthy coping, and belonging. Sources of Strength moves beyond a singular focus on risk factors by utilizing an upstream approach for youth suicide prevention. This upstream model strengthens multiple sources of support, or protective factors, for young people so that when times get hard, they have strengths to rely on.
We Are Here For You
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Sources of Strength is a best practice evidence-based program. We are committed to ongoing evaluation and rigorous research to ensure all Sources programming is effective and impactful.
In The Media
"This emphasis on strengths is what Sources of Strength is all about: promoting positive behaviors in teens. The curriculum is rooted in eight "strengths" – factors that research has shown are protective against suicide risk."Read Full Article >
"The Wall of Trust was created as part of the Sources of Strength program, a nationally-recognized best practice in suicide prevention. The program was developed by a North Dakota man named Mark LoMurray, and has broken into the best practice ranks by demonstrating that it works."Read Full Article >
"Seventy percent of teens believe anxiety and depression are major issues among people their age. TODAY’s Sheinelle Jones reports on a high school in Westminster, Maryland, where some students are determined to make a difference."Read Full Article >
"Sources of Strength is a comprehensive approach that influences the whole student population – one of several prevention strategies available to schools through dozens of research-based programs."Read Full Article >