Hope Means

We’re so glad you’re here!

Our site is curated for you to find actionable information, human support, and ways to connect with help. We believe that mental health is as important to discuss as physical health – and we hope you’ll join us in this life-saving conversation.

Hope Means Nevada is a statewide, community-driven initiative to eliminate teen suicide and promote mental fitness among our youth.  And it all begins with learning – and talking honestly and openly about mental fitness.

Please take some time to look around the site – whether you are a teen worried about a friend (or yourself) and want to learn how you can help– or a parent/caring adult needing information on the signs of emotional/mental distress in young people and need support– we hope you’ll find some relief here.

Hope is Everything

Teens Supporting Teens

It’s OK to NOT be OK!

Think about it. If one of us had a broken arm, we would go straight to the hospital or doctor’s office to get help and heal. We would tell our friends and family – we might even ask them to sign the cast or carry our backpack for us.

It’s the same thing with our mental health. If we’re overwhelmed, anxious and lonely, we need to ask for help. We need to be brave enough to talk with someone. Tell them we are struggling. Just because they can’t “see it”, doesn’t mean it’s not real and doesn’t mean we aren’t hurting.

You are not alone. We hope you’ll find some helpful information on this site… and a connection for help, if you need it.

Did You Know?

Everyone has the potential to consider or attempt suicide.

2 out of 3 teens with depression don’t get treatment.

That simply asking a friend “I’ve noticed you haven’t been acting like yourself lately. Is there something going on?” can start a conversation that saves a life.

Parents who talk about suicide with their teens create opportunities to connect and calm fears.

That although teens may seem resistant, they actually feel relieved to know that someone genuinely cares.

That suicides can be prevented with regular mental wellness practices.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 (Inglés y Español)

Crisis Text “HOME” To 741741

NAMI Hotline 1-800-950-6264