I'm Glad You Stayed Project

Friends helping friends,
In Loving Memory of Dylan Salge

  •  6/10/2022 05:30 PM - 6/11/2022 05:00 PM
  •   2905 Stoner Court, North Liberty, IA 52317, USA
  • $0.00
  •  5/14/2022 07:00 PM - 5/14/2022 09:00 PM
  •   213 N Gilbert St, Iowa City, Iowa 52245, USA

Special Guest Speaker Becky Schmooke from Becky's Mindful Kitchen! Live Art, Aftermath Film Viewing, a silent auction, AND dessert! Cash Bar available.

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  •  4/30/2022 10:00 AM - 4/30/2022 12:00 PM
  •   Springville Fire Department- Linn County

This event is geared towards breaking down barriers that many rural community members feel they have just by being rural. Our goal is to bring as many resources together both in the community and surrounding areas to provide education and access to services that community members may not have known were available. This can be education for kids, parents, grandparents, etc. It can range from personal care, to camps, to local recreation, to farm safety, to mental health awareness, etc.

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  •  4/30/2022 09:00 AM
  •   Pedestrian Mall Iowa City
  • $0.00
  •  4/16/2022 10:00 AM
  •   579 McCollister Blvd, Iowa City, IA, USA

Come alone or bring a buddy on this community walk to talk about mental health! Join us anytime between 9am and 11am. The I’m Glad You Stayed Project will be there handing out resources, including pamphlets and Just Keep Swimming bracelets, as well as other mental health awareness pieces. Help us to break the stigma of mental health!

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  •  4/15/2022 02:30 PM - 4/15/2022 03:00 PM
  •   Iowa City West High School
Please fill out this form and we will get back to you about setting up a table or speaking at your event if we are available. 
Date of Event

Mission Statement

The I'm Glad You Stayed Project strives to educate the public, especially teenagers, on real-time suicide prevention actions and resources to save the lives of those struggling with mental health and suicidal ideation. We are not professionals, just friends helping friends... moms and a teenage girl trying to make a difference!

We are a federally recognized 501(c) non-profit.

About Us

Goal 1

Get resources and information out to middle schools and high schools across the state of Iowa and beyond.

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Goal 2

To ignite the conversation on mental health and suicide, and provide information that is not taught in school.

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Goal 3

Prevent suicide and guide teens to resources that can help them.

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Donation Amount

  • Aftermath Film

  • Just Keep Swimming Bracelets

  • Imagine Dragons lead singer

  • Men's Health Matters

  • Your best is good enough!

  • Events

  • Survivor Stories #I'mGladIStayed

  • Ambassador of the Month

  • A Glimpse Into Anxiety Short Film

Abbey Schley

President & Founding Member

Deann Janis

Vice-President & Founding Member

Dorothy Schley

Secretary & Founding Member

Micki Salge

Treasurer & Founding Member

Sheila Pinter


Nikki Pinter

Event Coordinator

  • Iowa City, Iowa, United States

We are always looking for I'm Glad You Stayed Project Ambassadors! If you are interested, fill out this form and we will get back to you. Want us to come to your school, contact us.