”Hanley Foundation’s Lifesaver Scholarship is the reason I’m still alive. I was told I needed to go into treatment, but I didn’t have insurance and couldn’t afford to pay for it. My alcoholism carried with it thoughts of suicide -- it is a deadly, destructive disease. Without help, I would have continued on until I died, for sure.Amy A.Lifesaver Scholarship Recipient
”Ever since I was a child I suffered from emotional trauma. Eventually, I actually cut my wrists and lay down on the kitchen floor, waiting to die. I know this sounds crazy, but I heard a voice in my head saying, ‘You don’t want to die. You want more life and don’t know how to get it.’ Hanley Foundation was there to help me.
Suicide is an epidemic. Our culture has gotten so out of control, so uncertain, so chaotic and dangerous that we lose remarkable people. Everybody that dies touches so many lives -- it just ripples around the globe. I think programs to prevent suicide are vital.Gary K.Suicide Survivor
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This is the #HanleyEffect.
Depth. Perseverance. Expertise.
Bold Action. Empathy.
These are attributes that exemplify the work and commitment of Hanley Foundation over its four decades of creating pathways to change for individuals and their families. The #HanleyEffect has changed the conversation around alcohol and drugs, helping generations of people recover from the grip of addiction. The #HanleyEffect has trained professionals and paraprofessionals to recognize the signs, symptoms, and issues surrounding substance use disorders. The #HanleyEffect has started the conversations that are changing stigma to empathy and understanding.