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When I was 10, I suffered one of the greatest loses imagined. I lost my Dad to suicide. He left me, my sister Emma, my Mom, his brother, mom, dad and lots of other family behind.Early in my life I learned that you can either be a victim or a survivor.
"I am SAM and I AM a SURVIVOR!"
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From our family to your family, we support through volunteering , in kind donations and financial support. · Suicide Prevention Programs · Mentoring Programs · After School Programs · Food Assistance Programs · Scholarship Programs · Christmas Gift Programs. Rob’s Kids is a 100% volunteer organization.
In 2008 Sam, Emma and our family lost Rob to suicide. Two years later, Sam found that she didn't want to live. She said she just wanted to be with her "Daddy." Recognizing immediately that Sam needed help, her mom found professional help for her. Sam was diagnosed with Depression and PTSD. She learned the skills she needed to manage and cope.
Sam realized that there were many other children "worse off" than her. She wanted to find a way to help other kids "Get back up again." Sam and her family formed Rob's Kids, a non-profit organization that provides education and resources regarding mental health and suicide prevention. Rob's Kids works to help teens and their families cope with mental illness.
Sam is now a caring, confident advocate for mental health. She is on the Patient Advisory Board for Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and in 2014 won the prestigious "Making a Difference Award."
Sam, her sister Emma and family are dedicated to eliminating the stigma surrounding mental illness. Rob's Kids is run by all volunteers who share in the vision of helping kids get back up again.