The mission of Shout Out Loud is to bring awareness to suicide prevention in our local community, normalize the conversation about suicide prevention and encourage participation in community resources.

Our yearly event teaches coping skills and everyday activities that help with a person’s mental wellness. Our target populations include children and young adults in the Twin Cities area. We provide resources and connections to other programs that promote the same wellness values. Think of a backyard carnival with fun games, activities and music, all the while teaching children and teens real life coping skills and to ‘Shout Out Loud’ (ask for help) when they need it!

Through our services, we also participate as an informational booth at other resource events provided by local clinics and other nonprofits promoting mental wellness and/or suicide prevention.

Suicide doesn’t have a ‘look’.  That’s why we NEED to normalize the conversation around mental health and suicide.  We NEED to be talking about suicide prevention in schools, in businesses, and in homes.  We NEED to make mental health care and community resources accessible to everyone.  We NEED to provide our communities with adequate resources, care, and education to prevent people from reaching a crisis.

Because the people who need help sometimes look a lot like the people who don’t need help.

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4th Suicide Prevention & Awareness Event

Saturday Sept. 30th, 2023 ~ 11am – 3pm
St. Louis Park, Rec Center ROC
3700 Monterey Dr, St Louis Park, MN 55416

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2023 Event Featuring:

Hosted by Dez of the KS95 Morning Show!

35+ Interactive Activities!

FREE Family Fun!

Live Music!  Coping Skills!  Wellness Resources!

With the suicide rate rising in particular among 10-24 year olds, we NEED to do more to teach coping skills and increase awareness about wellness resources.

Our ‘Coping Cubbies’ are sponsored by local Minnesota health clinics and businesses with the goal of enhancing a child’s or adult’s ability to deal with stress.  We will also have several other areas at the event geared towards creative and expressive arts like arts/crafts, robotics & coding, virtual reality, music, karate, and more.

Suicides in Minnesota hit a record high in 2019. Suicide, or death by intentional self-harm, is the eighth leading cause of death in Minnesota with 830 suicides. The 2019 calendar year marks the highest annual count ever recorded in Minnesota, and continues a 20-year increasing trend. In 2019 12.7% of Minnesota youth (13-19) had seriously considered suicide within the last year via data from the Minnesota Student Survey.

Suicide prevention is not just about recognizing and intervening when someone is already in a crisis.

It’s about providing people with access to adequate resources, education, and care to prevent these crises. 

This is why we have to take a PROACTIVE approach to suicide prevention.

Laura of Shout Out Loud and Lisa from Synergy eTherapy are teaming up again to hold the 4th ‘Shout Out Loud’ suicide prevention and resource awareness charity event.

Saturday, 9/30/23 at the SLP Rec Center ROC, (fully covered, outdoor venue, rain free) in St. Louis Park, MN.

Hosted by Dez of the KS95 Morning Show!

Our annual event is FREE & FAMILY FRIENDLY with a focus on mental and physical wellness activities for all ages to enjoy.  Think of a backyard carnival with fun games, activities, music, food trucks, raffle prizes, and much more!  We want to bring in a multitude of diversity and be mindful in elevating the voices of our BIPOC community.

Funds raised will be used towards mental wellness initiatives, directly impacting our community.  

Want to know something cool?

Our ENTIRE organization is made up of Volunteers.  Everyone involved volunteers their time, including Laura & Lisa and our Board of Directors.  It takes a village to Shout Out Loud!

As a part of our work this year, we are looking to build a curriculum used by schools to teach coping skills as well as teach kids to Shout Out Loud (ask for help) when they need it!

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