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Our Mission: To increase suicide awareness and promote a healthy
quality of life by providing guidance and assistance through the use of community resources.



Make the Call

If you feel depressed, hopeless or suicidal, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for help:

1 (800) 273-8255 

Suicide is the SECOND leading cause of death for ages 10-24.  (CDC)

   "Helping  Hands"

                 Johnnie Lee Smith 

"Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness."

                        Desmond Tutu


I  AM ISIAH is a not-for-profit organization based out of Rochester, New York, created to provide guidance and assistance to people struggling with suicidal thoughts and families dealing with suicide. Our goal is to teach the community about depression, mental illness and suicide.


 AM ISIAH, Inc. was created by Mr. Osibisa Johnson, the father of 5 young adults, after his 22 year old son, Isiah Johnson, completed the act of suicide in March of 2013. At the time of his death, Isiah was the father of a 3 year old daughter and a 7 month old son. His family had no reason to think that Isiah was suicidal until 2 days before his death when he attempted suicide. After bringing him home from the hospital, his family was unaware of how to help him and 2 days later he completed the act of suicide. I AM ISIAH Inc. strives to educate the community in hopes of  saving other families from having to endure this tragedy.




Every month, I AM ISIAH has events going on in the community. From fundraisers, to community events, being a guest at other organizations events, offering classes or doing presentations at schools or nursing homes. Check back each month to see what we are doing to help our community!