I'm Glad You Stayed Project

Friends Helping Friends,
In Loving Memory of Dylan Salge

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... 4 moms and 2 teenage girls trying to make a difference!

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

Photo by Joseph Cress/Iowa City Press-Citizen
About Us
Our Story

Our Story

Click here to learn more about why the I'm Glad You Stayed Project started.

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Goal 1

Get resources and information out to middle schools and high schools across the United States and globally.

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Goal 2

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

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Goal 3

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

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Our I’m Glad You Stayed Project Ambassador responsibilities are: 
to share our IGYSP suicide prevention and awareness resources with your peers and community; when available, help work the I’m Glad You Stayed Project table at organizational events and participate in any I’m Glad You Stayed Project sponsored events; approach your personal clubs, sports teams, organizations, or school counselors to ask if they would like to be provided with our complimentary IGYSP wristbands and pamphlets. (Refer them to this website to order.)
Guide anyone struggling to the Suicide Lifelife at 988 or 1-800-273-8255.
Call 911 if someone approaches you who is in immediate crisis.
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Abbey Schley

President & Founding Member

Deann Janis

Vice-President & Founding Member

Dottie Schley

Secretary & Founding Member

Micki Salge

Treasurer & Founding Member

Sheila Pinter

Advisor

Nikki Pinter

Event Coordinator

Aftermath by Dottie Schley
Produced by the I'm Glad You Stayed Project
Filmed March 2022

A story about the aftermath of suicide, as told by a mother and friends. Thank you to Kylie Melloy, Deann Janis, and Hiruni Sumanasiri for sharing your photos with us to use in this film!
A Glimpse Into Anxiety by Dottie Schley
May 2022

Abbey agreed to be filmed in the midst of a panic attack so that others can better understand what anxiety can look like to some people.