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Nonprofit of the Month: Cassidy Joined For Hope

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Randy Lovelace of Paragon Independent Insurance Agencies introduces the Hello Woodlands Nonprofit of the Month, Cassidy Joined For Hope, and interviews founder and President, Kim Hess.

Watch our video interview below!


About Cassidy Joined For Hope

After losing their beautiful 16 year old daughter, Cassidy, to suicide in 2015,  the Hess family created the Cassidy Joined for Hope Foundation to make sure this tragedy does not happen to any other family in their community.  Cassidy Joined for Hope, Inc. is a national 501(C)(3) non-profit foundation focused on teen suicide prevention in the schools and community.  They recognize that teen suicides are not isolated instances, but the second leading cause of death for ages 10-24.  No community or family is immune.

The Cassidy Joined for Hope Foundation also helped create the “Joined for Hope” school clubs.  The purpose of the clubs is to break the silence about mental health and teen suicide by beginning these conversations in the schools… focusing on preventative measures, self value, anti-bullying, social media dangers, making teens understand that they are NOT alone in how they feel, and simply spreading the powerful message that Kindness Matters. ​Learn more at

On Friday, May 1 at 11 a.m., Cassidy Joined For Hope will live stream a “Talk Saves Lives” presentation to the Cassidy Joined For Hope Facebook page to kick off Mental Health Awareness Month during the month of May. The presentation will cover what they know about this leading cause of death, the most up-to-date research on prevention, and what we can all do to fight suicide. Participants will learn the common risk factors for suicide, how to spot the warning signs in others, and how to keep ourselves, our loved ones and those in our community safe. The more we know, the more we can help.

Join us now LIVE for TALK SAVES LIVES presentation by Ned Strauss with AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention).Feel free to call Ned with any questions or concerns @ 203-948-7850.Suicide Prevention LifelineCall: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)Text: "TALK" to 741741

Posted by Cassidy Joined for Hope on Friday, May 1, 2020

Starting Wednesday, May 6 at 7 p.m., Cassidy Joined For Hope will be discussing mental health topics with nonprofits, groups, and a licensed counselor live on their Facebook page every Wednesday.

View and follow the Cassidy Joined For Hope Facebook page at

Cassidy Joined for Hope has partnered with Reflective Media Productions in creating a series of Public Service Announcements (PSA’s) that can be shown in schools and throughout the community to further their mission of teen suicide prevention.  These PSA’s are designed to be a tool to help start  these important conversations by educating the public in recognizing the signs, knowing how to respond, and knowing the available resources.

Sometimes everything looks good on the outside, but it’s entirely different on the inside.  If we are going to prevent suicide, we are all going to have to look up, reach out and start meaningful conversations. Simply ask, “are you ok?” Watch the PSA below:

Learn more about Cassidy Joined For Hope, how to show your support, and help to break the silence at

About Randy Lovelace

To learn more about Randy Lovelace, his “Referral for a Cause” program to help local nonprofit organizations, and of Paragon Independent Insurance Agencies, please call (281) 298-0440, email or visit