The Humane Seal Highlights International Suicide Prevention Inc.
What do the Alexis Foundation, the American Pediatric Heart Fund, and Blacks Educating Blacks About Sexual Health Issues have in common with International Suicide Prevention Inc. (ISP)? They are all charities that have been awarded the Humane Charity Seal of Approval because they do not test or fund tests on animals.
Each quarter, The Humane Seal recognizes a charity that has been awarded the Seal of Approval in the Humane Charity Spotlight. ISP is the latest charity to receive this recognition.
The mission of ISP is to raise suicide awareness and prevent additional suicides. Additionally, ISP strives to aid families who are coping with the aftermath of a suicide. Its services include training, free informative materials, referrals, and family support.
Since its inception in 2002, ISP has made significant strides in reaching out to diverse communities. In October 2005, the U.S. Army asked ISP to visit individuals at Fort Benning, Ga., who would soon be deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq. ISP educated thousands of troops and other military support personnel, such as team leaders, counselors, psychiatrists, and chaplains, on warning signs of alcohol abuse, drug addiction, and suicide and how to prevent them. For more information about this charity, visit www.supportisp.org.
The Humane Seal showcases charities that meet their research needs by using exclusively non-animal methods. The Humane Charity Seal of Approval is the easiest way for donors to spot charities that are committed to providing vital services and care to patients or advancing research without the use of animals.
An individual wishing to donate to a particular cause is sure to find a compatible humane charity with the Humane Charity Seal of Approval. The three previous charities to be spotlighted illustrate the diversity of humane charities in the services they provide and communities they serve.
- The Alexis Foundation provides information on autism, Angelman Syndrome, Aspergers Syndrome, Rett Syndrome, and other related disabilities. The foundation offers parents resources about legislation, programs, therapies, and diet.
- The American Pediatric Heart Fund provides long-term health care access for children without other options. This organization provides healthy meals to patients and their families, long-term lodging to out-of-state family members, medication not covered by the family’s insurance, and educational assistance to patients and their siblings.
- Blacks Educating Blacks About Sexual Health Issues was founded in 1985 in response to the increasing incidence of HIV/AIDS in Philadelphia's African-American community. Its mission is to provide culturally sensitive health-related information, direct service, research, and technical assistance to the urban community. Learn more at www.bebashi.org.