Humannovations is a social enterprise dedicated to transformative impact in mental health and suicide prevention on the local, national and multi-national levels by deploying innovative programs and solutions to empower communities. As led by internationally recognized thought leader and mental health expert Eduardo Vega, Humannovations' programs amplify mental health, social equity and suicide prevention through social-justice and trauma-informed systems change, specialized peer support program development and culturally-responsive skills training in communities worldwide.
The world is facing a global crisis in mental health and suicide. YOU can make a difference!
A recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that the teen suicide rate in the United States has skyrocketed in recent years, up 56% in the past decade. Suicide is now ranked as the second-leading cause of death for people between the ages of 15 and 24 years old.
Our innovative Skills Trainings are
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GROWING THROUGH Crisis Peer Support Skills
Utilizing non-clinical language, best practices for suicide prevention, and the experience of those ‘who have been there,’ Growing Through provides innovative training for assisting others as a ‘Growth Ally,’ including effectively sharing one’s own experience. Learn more.
Peer Support SPACES: Skills Training for Everyone
A 10-hour foundational course that prepares people to support others in any situation, SPACES is exceptional skills training for those new to peer support.
Expert Consultation & Training Services
Inspirational consultation for stakeholders and policymakers through systems and community engagement, keynote presentations, workshops and training to deliver impactful change for mental health, and suicide prevention. Learn more.
The Activating Hope technical assistance process, developed in partnership with RI International, the US National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and Prevention Communities, is a rapid-implementation approach to expanding and integrating “lived expertise” of suicide within organizations and communities. Learn more.
Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Programs for Artists
The Heart of the Artist (HOTA) program offers peer support groups to the arts community, grounded in best practices for mental health and suicide prevention. It brings a focus on the positive aspects of creativity, the unique needs, as well as the resources, artists can provide to themselves and others, and the special challenges of careers in the arts. Learn more.
WHY DO WE NEED HUMANNOVATIONS?
Globally, "close to 800,000 people die due to suicide every year, which is one person every 40 seconds. . . There are indications that for each adult who died by suicide there may have been more than 20 others attempting suicide," according to the World Health Organization.
When suicides are at historical highs, and more people are reporting anxiety, depression, addictions and suicidality than ever, human innovation is crucial.
To realize a healthier future, we need HUMAN resources outside traditional service provider systems- skilled, compassionate people who help eliminate isolation and shame as obstacles. We need INNOVATIVE programs to empower these people with tools, skills and knowledge to support themselves and others. We need SOLUTIONS that put communities and people with lived experience at the center of a mental health revolution that is grounded in reality, hope, compassion and human dignity. WE NEED HUMANNOVATIONS today.
WHY DO WE NEED HUMANNOVATIONS TODAY?
with founder Eduardo Vega
"Suffering is a kind of mud we need in order to generate happiness" ~Thich Nhat Hanh