BREAK THE STIGMA
Tommy Corral Memorial Foundation
The Tommy Corral Memorial Foundation (TCMF), a 501c3 non profit organization was established by the family of Tomas (Tommy) Corral III, a 19-year-old who lost his battle with depression to suicide. Since the Foundation was established, TCMF has been working in the community to increase education on the factors that lead to suicide, actively developing resources, and providing financial support to help those struggling with mental illness and suicidal thoughts.
Each Breath of Faith 5k3k
The Each Breath of Faith Family 5k Fun Run & 3k Dog Walk is held annually in April at Sinnissippi Bike Path along the Rock River in Rockford Illinois. This family friendly event includes fun activities for the kids and dogs, drawings for baskets, offers education, and showcases several organizations that help spread awareness, educate, and provide support for mental health, suicide prevention, trauma, or support animals.
Tommy Corral Memorial
The purpose of the Tommy Corral Memorial Foundation is to expand understanding, empathy, and provide supportive services in our community for mental illness and prevent suicide. To achieve these goals, the Tommy Corral Memorial Foundation pledges to work collaboratively and support charitable organizations that support families of suicide and individuals struggling with mental illness, however possible. The Tommy Corral Memorial Foundation also supports efforts to improve education, concerning these serious topics throughout our community.
Ride to Fight Suicide
The Tommy Corral Memorial Ride to Fight Suicide is held annually in August navigates a beautiful countryside ride each year to honor Tommy’s life and those who are fighting every day while providing educational opportunities. The ride ends at Kegel’s Harley Davidson with music and food trucks. All types of rides including vehicles are welcomed to join.
What leads to suicide?
Suicide Warning Signs
Hours of Therapy Sessions
Trained in Mental Health First Aid
Jennifer K. Cacciapaglia
Lindsey McClanathan, LCSW
Lindsey McClanathan, LCSW
Riverside Counseling Center
Along with providing funds and opportunities for many community members to get certified in Mental Health First Aid in order to become prepared and equipped to handle a mental health crisis, the Foundation provides financial support for individuals needing counseling with no insurance.
The Tommy Corral Memorial Foundation provides:
* Referrals for mental health services.
* Financial support for counseling.
* Mental Health First Aid training.
* Support groups for mental health and grief.
* Educational training and workshops (and soon retreats) focused on resiliency and mental health.
* Advocacy for state and local change.
* Mental health and suicide prevention awareness.
The only feelings and awareness is to what is happening now.
Remember when someone is suicidal, sometimes they can only think about the right now. Next week and even tomorrow is too far into the future for them to think about.