YRSPP is an international initiative dedicated to education, training and public awareness surrounding youth-suicide prevention
July 29, 2014- East Cherokee Storage facility in Woodstock, GA is helping is raising funds to continue the Yellow Ribbon Card Program. The facility managers Melissa Emert and David Moore are working with the Georgia chapter and helping them spread awareness about the program.
"The Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program is based on the premise that suicide is not about death, but rather about ending pain, and that it’s OK to ask for help," according to the YRSPP Georgia chapter's website.
YRSPP is implemented in all 50 states and 47 countries. The program has records of having saved more than 2,500 lives according to the website.
East Cherokee Storage started working with the organization after noticing a label on a car. Emert along with Judy Merritt started Georgia chapter in remembrance of her son, Connor, after he committed suicide in 2010 at age 17.
East Cherokee Storage is managed by Absolute Storage Management (ASM). ASM was founded in 2002. It has facilities throughout the Southeast and operates more than 75
properties in 11 states.
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