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I AM ISIAH

I AM ISIAH is a 501 C-3 nonprofit, tax exempt organization. However, we are not government funded. We depend on donations and fundraisers to keep our organization open year round. We are very thankful to the community for supporting our efforts. If you are interested in making a donation, visit our "How You Can Help" page.

"When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure."

 I 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.

All proceeds from the "Walk for a Cause" will benefit the I AM ISIAH, Inc. - Suicide Prevention & Awareness.

I AM ISIAH is a non-profit organization whose mission is to increase suicide awareness and promote a healthy
quality of life by providing guidance and assistance through the use of community resources. The organization is strickly ran by 

dedicated  volunteers who strive to make a difference in our community. 

I AM ISIAH does age appropriate presentations on depression and mental illness in local schools. Every day in the 

United States over 5,400 teens in grades 7-12 attempt suicide. We spread the awareness to children in these grades
that suicide is not the answer and educate them on the warning signs of depression and suicide. Talking to parents
about their children's mental health is another objective of I AM ISIAH. Too often, parents dismiss a child's actions
as "acting out" or attention seeking". Four out of five teens who attempt or complete suicide, have given clear,
obvious signs.

I AM ISIAH also does presentations also at nursing homes for the elderly, their care givers and their families. Elderly
suicide is a very serious problem. Although the elderly (age 65 and older) comprise about 13% of the U.S.
population, they account for over 18% of all suicides. Feelings of isolation, sadness and depression are common as
our lives change as we age.  

FUNDRAISER FOR A CAUSE

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                                                                                                                                                                                         -The Fresh Quotes