If you are in suicidal crisis or emotional distress call 9-8-8 or text SAVE to 9-8-8.  In the case of a life-threatening emergency, please call 9-1-1.



In honor of the late H. Norman Saurage III, third generation owner and Chairman of the Board for Community Coffee, Dream Teachers annually recognizes a Louisiana teacher for outstanding service.

The public school teacher awarded demonstrates not only outstanding educational and leadership skills, but has made significant contributions outside of the classroom to support students and communities.

Iowa teacher wins H. Norman Saurage III Service Award

Ken Brown, an Iowa Middle School teacher was recently recognized as this year’s H. Norman Saurage III Service Award winner. The service award is a state-level award for teachers who play an active role in the community. Brown does just that with the peer initiative program, which helps fight the growing issue of teen suicide.

PILOT – Unity Award Recipient

Leaders of Tomorrow (PILOT) is a student group at Sam Houston High School in Lake Charles, Louisiana, whose main mission is to ignite major social reform while utilizing the power of young minds in areas like bullying and mental health. Much of their advocacy work for bullying occurs during the month of October as they paint local elementary

CPSO Hosts Annual Anti-Bullying Walk

Hundreds gathered at the lakefront to show their support against bullying. “Everyone at some point struggles with mental health, you are not considered weak if you reach out because of your mental health,” PILOT club member, Julia Ogea said.

Sara Jolie: In Her Second Act as SHHS Educator

For the past 23 years, Sara Abbott Jolie has dedicated her time, energy and skills to Sam Houston High School. In 2000, she got hired on as the family and consumer science teacher and remained in that role for 14 years.

What’s with the bird logo?

Ok. I get it. Nonprofits aren’t supposed to have logos that (according to my cousin) “look like a Game of Thrones shield.” Or that are “too masculine” (according to a female colleague). So, that said, what’s with the bird logo? What’s that have to do with suicide prevention? When I think of the essence of […]

New Louisiana Law Aims to Prevent Suicide in Schools Across State

A new law is aiming to help middle and high school students across the state who may be suicidal. It’s a move supported by students in the Lake Area and one mom who lost her son to suicide just a few years ago. “There are some days it feels like it’s been 10 minutes,