PROJECT REST MISSION STATEMENT
Project REST is a movement within the non-profit organization Center for Suicide Awareness that is committed to building awareness of personal mental wellness to reduce end eliminate deaths by suicide. Our group takes advantage of opportunities to speak to schools, businesses and community groups to highlight the importance of REST.
The REST symbol in music is an interval of silence in a song, marked by a symbol indicating the length of the pause. Our definition of REST is the pause before anger, frustration, or sadness. REST is finding reasons to keep moving forward, keep “making music”. REST is remembering self-worth and knowing we are enough. REST is learning coping skills when faced with challenges familiar and unfamiliar. REST is knowing we are resilient, and using the gift of resilience to overcome obstacles to mental wellness, peace and joy. REST is pausing…and choosing other activities when faced with powerful negative emotions.
REST is hope.
Project REST provides both groups and individuals with resources to facilitate mental wellness practices to anyone in need. We are partnering with technology ventures to spread the message of hope, resilience and REST. We attend and generate events to build awareness (Taking Strides to End Suicide, Ride to End Suicide, Empty Shoe Memorial), spread messages of hope and resilience through our “encouragement t-shirts”, and work to initiate conversations in the media to break the sigma of mental health and suicide.
We are accountable to our volunteers, community, supporters, donors, and partners. We will keep the promise to stay beyond the crisis and enlighten and educate our world using practical measures. We are devoted to building impactful relationships with businesses, schools, police/fire and rescue and our global community to sing the song of HOPE as we move our message of REST.