Leaders like Jonny Boucher, a Chicago native who, after losing too many friends and family to suicide, started a coffee shop to offer emotional support and guidance to those who might be in need of a little more than a strong cup of coffee to get through their day.
This issue takes a look at this coffee shop - Sip of Hope
Here are a few highlights of what the coffee shop does to support their cause:
- all proceeds go toward suicide prevention and mental health education
- serve as a gathering place for people to talk about mental health
- there are resources including pamphlets and cards for people to take
- walls are decorated with key messages like “we are in this together” and “It’s OK to not be OK.”