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Volunteers: The Heartbeat of Love
Yourself, Making a Difference in Every Role

Volunteers play a vital role in Love Yourself’s mission to provide hope, resources and awareness. There are various opportunities for individuals to make a meaningful impact.


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Make a Difference by Volunteering with Us

At Love Yourself, we believe that volunteering is a powerful way to make a positive impact in the lives of those struggling with mental health. By joining our volunteer team, we can create a supportive community. Whether you have a few hours to spare or want to make a long-term commitment, we have a range of opportunities available to suit your interests and availability.

Volunteer Experiences

Hear from our dedicated volunteers about their rewarding experience.

Having personally known the Gardner family prior to their son’s passing made it a no-brainer decision for me to help with the Love Yourself mission. When you personally witness the earth-shattering heartbreak of a family after a loved one of theirs is lost to suicide, you feel just a sliver of their pain and want to do anything you can to help prevent other families from experiencing the same heartbreak. I have always enjoyed the volunteer work for Love Yourself as all involved are positively influential, humble, and real. We are all living our own busy lives and do the best we can with what we have to offer. Amazingly, many hands make light work, and whether you have 10 or 15 minutes a week or 10 to 15 hours a week to offer, this is a great group of people to join. Everyone is understanding and respectful of each other‘s time restraints and capabilities. Even the least amount of effort doesn’t go unnoticed and the Gardner’s and their Love Yourself crew always show an immense amount of gratitude for your efforts. It’s just an absolutely wonderful group of volunteers to work with. If you want to make a positive impact on your community, lift those whose heads hang low, and really make a difference with a great group of people, Love Yourself is where you belong and the crew will welcome you with open arms.

-Brianne H.

The time I have spent volunteering with Love Yourself has been so rewarding. I have been able to learn so much about myself. My confidence has improved, and I really feel like I am making a difference in the lives of others. I most enjoy the time I get to spend in the community at various events. I love connecting people, and seeing the impact that this organization is making year after year. There is so much stigma surrounding mental health, and Love Yourself is doing everything within its power to break down barriers by shining a light on a subject that can be difficult to talk about.

-Tawny Christensen

We all feel empty and lost when we see someone struggling, or even worse hearing that someone ended their life… due to hopelessness. Have we all asked at one point “I wish there was something I could do?” I believe there is, making connections with others, sharing resources and supporting each other’s journey. I had the opportunity of volunteering at the Bands At The Bridge 2023. It was a great experience. I witnessed how many hours, tears, and compassion goes into bringing hope to a community. OUR COMMUNITY. The Gardner family took a tragic event, and they have turned it into something much bigger. A way to band together and bring awareness.The Bands at the Bridge provided myself and the community great resources in one stop.

-A Volunteer Community Member


Find answers to frequently asked questions about mental health, support, and available resources for teens.

We have a simple message, which is two words LOVE YOURSELF. But truly this is a message and gift that you can give to yourself. Learning to LOVE YOURSELF. We challenge you to think of one thing a day that could help you to feel better about yourself. Then build upon that each day. We share reminder bands with the simple phrase love yourself, with the challenge. WEAR ONE, AND SHARE ONE. Life is Stressful But it is also suppose to be fun. there are balances in life. We need to search for them. Life is sweet, we need to partake of it. These are gifts to ourselves that only we can do for ourselves. Love Yourself was created after the loss of our Son Skyler. Its not the Skyler wasnt loved, or that he didnt know how to love. I think the problem arose when he didn’t undertstand and realize just how much he mattered. and that we cared if he wasn’t here any more. HE WAS ENOUGH. NOW our mission is to share the message that YOU are enough as well. YOU are worth it, AS WAS HE..

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Love Yourself was born from Blake and Wendy’s personal tragedy, the loss of their son Skyler to suicide, fueling their mission to prevent similar losses in other families through awareness and support.

There are many ways to support our cause, including volunteering, participating in awareness events, making donations, or simply spreading the word about suicide prevention and mental health resources.

We provide access to crisis helplines, counseling referrals, support groups, and educational materials aimed at helping individuals cope with suicidal thoughts and mental health challenges.

Yes, we offer experienced speakers for various events to discuss suicide prevention, share personal stories, and educate communities about mental health and the importance of self-care.

We partner with educational institutions and other organizations to conduct workshops, seminars, and training sessions focused on identifying and addressing mental health issues among youth and adults.

Since our founding, Love Yourself has reached thousands through our programs, significantly raising awareness about suicide prevention, reducing stigmas around mental health, and providing direct support to individuals and families affected by mental health challenges.

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