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CONNECTION IS THE BEST PREVENTION

OUR PRIMARY FOCUS

Building and Maintaining healthy relationships

 

Despite its prevalence in our society, most people don’t feel comfortable talking about suicide. When faced with a child experiencing feelings of depression or hopelessness, many parents don’t know to respond.

 

The goal of the new suicide prevention system You Got This is to change all of that.

 

Inputs vs. Outputs: Suicide is an outcome of negative inputs. We train students and staff on the value of making positive deposits in others and the dangers of making negative withdrawals.

 

Helping students understand being Vulnerable is Valuable, and that Saying is Saving.

 

Aligning research-based strategies with school and community resources to build protective assets in our students as Connection is the Best Prevention

"I WISH THAT I COULD LET THE WORLD KNOW. THAT IT'S OKAY TO LET THE PAIN SHOW. AND EVEN THOUGH TIMES SEEM BAD. IT ALWAYS RAINS BEFORE THE RAINBOW."

-Machine Gun Kelly

IN UTAH, SUICIDE IS THE NUMBER ONE CAUSE

OF DEATH FOR KIDS AGES 10-17

"THE FIRST STEP IS YOU HAVE TO SAY THAT YOU CAN."

- Will Smith

 

BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS IN SCHOOLS, BUSINESS, AND COMMUNITIES

HAVE #YGT DEVELOP A CUSTOM SUICIDE PREVENTION THROUGH CONNECTION SYSTEM FOR YOUR SCHOOL, BUSINESS OR ORGANIZATION.

CHRIS ANDERTON

Co-Founder/President

Chris is a devoted husband, father of three, an entrepreneur and a business owner. Chris’ 12-year-old son passed away from suicide and Chris has now dedicated himself to helping other parents that have children who may be struggling. He donates time and resources to support communities wanting to help build protective assets in youth.

DEAN WILSON

Co-Founder/Vice President

Originally from Ogden Utah, Dean served as a teacher in Tooele County School District. He moved to the Uintah Basin and worked as a character education and history teacher. He transitioned to administration and served as an Assistant Principal, principal, and assistant superintendent. He currently serves as a vice president of a Technical College. Dean also works as an educational consultant helping schools to track and report mastery of standards as well as develop systems of support for PLCs, RTI, PBIS, and social and emotional learning. Dean completed his EdD in Educational Leadership from the University of Wyoming.

"WHAT LIES BEHIND US AND WHAT LIES BEFORE US ARE TINY MATTERS COMPARED TO WHAT LIES WITHIN US."

- Henry S. Haskins

#YGT CONNECTS THE CONVERSATION

BE PART OF SOMETHING BIGGER THAN YOURSELF

You Got This is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that focuses on building, improving, and maintaining relationships in schools, business, and communities to establish an early suicide prevention system.

RAYMOND ANDERTON GOLF CLASSIC

We will have a great day of golf to support the "You Got This" Suicide Prevention Organization and the Raymond Anderton Scholarship fund.

##surround

Surrounding yourself with people who know how to listen and be supportive can increase your confidence and motivation so you can take on life’s many challenges.

#thestruggleisreal

##connect

Humans are hard-wired to connect with each other. Deep and sincere connections are the true high of life. Life is more enjoyable when you share it with the right people.

 

#nojudgement

##support

If there is strength in numbers, then there must be a weakness in loneliness! When you have support, you don’t feel so alone, even if you are by yourself.

 

#1dayatatime

NEED HELP NOW?

For Emergency Rescue
Call 911

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (8255)

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LGBTQ Trevor Lifeline
1-866-488-7386

Crisis Teen Text Line
Text “LISTEN” to 741-741

"DO NOT LET WHAT YOU CANNOT DO INTERFERE WITH WHAT YOU CAN DO."

- John Wooden