You can make a difference in the lives of friends, family members, classmates, and co-workers by taking these simple steps.

  • engage those around you
  • take a stand against bullying and gossip
  • remind friends they are not alone
  • voice your concerns
  • listen and watch for warning signs of depression and suicide
  • invite people to share their feelings
  • Acknowledge: if you're concerned about someone with symptoms of depression, tell them what you've noticed
  • Care: show concern, let them know there is help, tell them that you care
  • Treatment: encourage them to get help, alert a professional such as a school counselor, pastor, parents, or call 911 if someone is making a suicide threat

Check out the resources on our blog.

Donate Now!

Thanks for being a lifeline! When you donate to the Tom Karlin Foundation you help us improve the quality of teen's lives, increase awareness of depression, and prevent teen suicides. 

The Tom Karlin Foundation is a 501C3 charitable organization.


Speaking Engagements

The Tom Karlin Foundation seeks to increase awareness of depression and prevent teen suicides. We speak regularly to teens and adults in various community settings:

  • school assemblies
  • church groups
  • classroom presentations, ie leadership 
  • community groups
  • businesses

If you are interested, please fill out the contact form on the about page.


Congratulations Scholarship Winners!

  • Sydney Wilson - Mill Valley High School

  • Olivia Zhao - Blue Valley West High School

  • Kylee Bliss - Blue Valley High School

  • Grant Mayfield - St. Thomas Acquinas High School

Note: we'll be posting scholarship essays on our blog anonymously over the next few weeks, check them out here.

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