We are a group of people committed to connecting generations to save lives from destructive lifestyles and suicide.
More specifically, HopeNet 360 is a non-profit organization established in 2007 to respond to youth in crisis and to inform and educate parents and concerned individuals about the realities of teen suicide, depression, self-injury and overall hopelessness. We want to partner with individuals, community organizations & churches who shares our values and believes that every life is worth saving, has value, and desperately needs hope.
Statistics & Info
1 in 4 teens seriously contemplates suicide and before graduating from high school (Source)
Each suicide directly affects 6 people, on average and is the 3rd leading cause of death among youth ages 15-24 (Suicide.org)
8 in 10 teens has a cell phone (More teen cell phone stats)
14-24 percent of youth and young adults have self-injured at least once. (TWLOHA.com)
1 in 6 will contract an STI (sexually transmitted infection) (More Teen Sex Stats)
21 percent of teens say they have looked at something on the internet that they wouldn’t want their parents to know (XXXChurch.com)
By the 8th grade, 29.5 percent of adolescents have consumed alcohol, 15.5 percent have smoked cigarettes, and 15 percent have used marijuana. (DoSomething.org)
Today, 15 MILLION U.S. children, or 1 in 3, live without a father, and nearly 5 MILLION live without a mother. In 1960, just 11 percent of American children lived in homes without fathers. (Washington Times)
Relationship, Financial, Alcohol or Drug Abuse, & Mental Health issues are the common contributors to suicide or forms destructive living. (Al Klimek, Chief Brown County Medical Examiner, 2013)
84% of teens want a closer relationship with their parents, but are unwilling to talk about their pains and fears with them.
Teen girls are more likely than teen boys to develop depression.
Three out of every five young Christians (59%) disconnect either permanently or for an extended period of time from church life after age 15. (Barna.org)
Behind each statistic is a story left unfinished. So often we are left with unanswered questions. Real questions. Let’s talk.
“There is only 1 hope that can cover such a hurting, broken world. His name is Jesus.”
Providing avenues of hope through an internet crisis chat line, volunteers and financial partners empowered with the resources necessary to reach and impact youth and families. Together, we will build a network of hope.
HOPENET RADIO SHOW & PODCAST
The radio show & podcast where Conversations Save Lives. Jeff & Dave, your hosts, aim to start the conversation between teens, young adults and parents to talk about current issues, faith, life-changing decisions, depression, and other real-life issues.
Our 3 Functions:
Internet Crisis Chat Center – The conversation begins here. Open 7 days a week, the chatline is open to talk to a Live Spiritual Coach whether your 13 or 90. Through our strategic partnership with Groundwire, we’re able to give you a place online to open up and talk about anything you’re going through or have questions about with a caring person.
HopeNet Radio – Weekly radio show with Jeff Strommen & Dave Wager. Airs 7-9PM on Q90 FM. Also available on podcast.
Education – Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Training in suicide prevention. Great for pastors & members of clergy, church youth & young adult ministries, school administrators & staff, college students, emergency workers, police & fire personnel, daycare workers, elderly care nurses & staff, and any place of work.
Tell your story. You matter. The conversation has begun. The conversation inspires hope.