Organizations We’ve Partnered With
My Life is Worth Living is an animated series produced by the Cook Center for Human Connection and Wonder Media for teens to develop and increase awareness about the rising teen suicide rate and provide research-backed prevention strategies to struggling teens and those that love them. Each episode is designed by a team of doctors, social workers, and suicide experts to model a suicide prevention strategy through stories and characters to whom teens will relate. My Life is Worth Living will be available worldwide for free to teens, educators, and parents so that there is no barrier to this life-saving information. This online initiative will provide a global platform capable of connecting.
Hope Squad is a school-based, peer-to-peer suicide prevention program. Hope Squad members are nominated by their peers as trustworthy and good listeners. They are trained to notice when a peer is at risk of suicide, reach out, and refer to a trusted adult. Hope Squad members also learn how to promote connectedness and mental wellness. In schools who have implemented Hope Squads, research shows students are more likely to seek help from adults when feeling sad or hopeless, as well as refer peers who need help. The program is in over 900 elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools across the U.S. and Canada.
The Cook Center has partnered with Wonder Media to produce an animated series to prevent teen suicide. The groundbreaking series is titled “My Life Is Worth Living” and the episodes will be available as 20 five minute episodes for global distribution to all social media and as five 20 minute episodes for TV broadcast worldwide.
Wonder Media is an animation production company that produces powerful animated stories to model appropriate behavior for children worldwide. Wonder Media’s mission is to entertain and enlighten children with positive and value-driven stories. Wonder Media produces animated series addressing sexual abuse prevention with The Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center, emergency preparedness with The Hero in You Foundation, living with an addicted caregiver with The Betty Ford Center, critical thinking with The Global Institute for Habits of Mind, social-emotional learning with WonderGrove Learn, and the power of intentional story telling in schools with Wonder Media Story Maker©. The company was founded by Terry Thoren and Ryan Cannon. Thoren is the former CEO of Klasky Csupo, Inc, the company that produced Rugrats, The Wild Thornberrys and Rocket Power for Nickelodeon. He has spent the last decade with Cannon creating intentional animated stories to protect any child at risk. In addition to his success as the Creative Director for Wonder Media, Ryan Cannon is an Emmy-nominated producer for his work on PBS’s SciGirls.
Noble offers therapist-created, research-backed Therapy Roadmaps on a variety of topics including Betrayal Trauma, Addiction, Anxiety, and more. Noble is loved by both mental health professionals and clients, as it provides an opportunity for a more robust healing experience through connection, consistent between-session support, and assessments.
Melissa Lopez-Larson M.D., Harvard-educated integrative Psychiatrist, specializes in the holistic treatment of children, adolescents, and adults, utilizing multiple evidence-based healing modalities. Dr. Melissa integrates Diet, Exercise, Sleep Management, Meditation, Coaching and Supplements in addition to traditional therapies and Medications.
The mission of the Gabe Alvarado Foundation is focused on the prevention of childhood trauma and providing help and guidance to children and teens who have experienced trauma in their lives. This broad mission addresses various facets of adversity such as preventing hunger, preventing physical and sexual abuse, preventing teen suicide, and preparing children for emergencies like fire, hurricanes, and earthquakes. By speaking frankly and empathetically about trauma, we can give at-risk children and teens the tools to go forward and thrive. The Gabe Alvarado Foundation was born out of Gabe’s desire to spread hope and healing to others who have experienced adverse situations.
The mission of the Fredette Family Foundation (FFF) is to strengthen families. Strong families create strong schools, strong communities, and strong societies. Formed in 2011 by NCAA College Basketball Player of the Year (BYU) Jimmer Fredette, the Fredette Family Foundation believes the best way to strengthen families is to produce individuals with strong moral character. To this aim, FFF works with schools and communities worldwide to eradicate bullying with programs of positivity and kindness, helping to build safer and more inclusive communities.