During depression the world disappears. Language itself. One has nothing to say. Nothing. Kristin experienced this misery, yet still managed to touch many lives and even in death continues to help others find help for their depression.
The Kristin Brooks Hope Center was created to help those in crisis find help and hope immediately. The site and her story gives you a raw, personal glimpse into depression, and how it affects those around you. In addition, you will find the only clear, step-by-step path for you to follow out of the darkness. There is hope and you can feel happy again! If you need to speak with someone right now call: 1.800.SUICIDE (1.800.784.2433)

KBHC Board of Directors

H. Reese Butler II

H. Reese Butler II is the current President of the Board and CEO of the Kristin Brooks Hope Center
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Aiko Kahn

Aiko Kahn first discovered Hopeline by seeing a link provided on PostSecret.com.  Touched by the story of a man who lost his wife to suicide and then dedicated his life to preventing the same thing from happening to others, she decided to do whatever she could to support their efforts.  

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Richard Rossell - Treasurer of the Kristin Brooks Hope Center

Richard Rossell is the sole sibling of Kristin Brooks Rossell for whom the Hope Center is named in memory of. From the day Reese founded the Hope Center in 1998, Richard has supported the Hope Center from behind the scenes.

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Bob Strom

Bob StromCertified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Chair of the Korean Suicide Hotline came to the Hope Center following the death by suicide of his only sibling and older brother. Multi-faceted, experienced professional who can get things done is a retired Army Corps of Engineers Colonel.

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David Musial - Secretary

David Musial first discovered Hopeline by receiving an email from the founder, requesting the use of his music video/song "Don't Go Away", which is about teen suicide. The song suggests that if you need a friend, let me be your "lyrical friend" and wait another day, "Don't Go Away". David granted permission and also gave Hopeline another song "Today Is The Day" by Brady Cudmore, an amazing 18 year old who is with his Smart Trax Media company. Brady is now the Hopeline "Teen Ambassador" for his home country of Canada. David hopes that musical art from his ventures, helps people to appreciate the joy life.

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Danny Adams

Danny Adams is a partner in the prestigious Kelley Drye law firm's Washington, D.C. office and a founding member of their Telecommunications practice. He also has served on Kelley Drye's Executive Committee and as the managing partner of two of Kelley Drye offices.

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Col. George Patrin, MD, CHE

Col. George Patrin, MD, CHE, Chair of our VET2VET program, headed up the Military Youth Deployment Support Video Program (MYDSVP) – Proactively Supporting the Children and Adolescents of Deployed Warriors, recipient of the Healthcare Administration Resident/Fellow Recognition Award and best described by coworker Mark Barrett, … I've known, and worked with, Col Patrin for many year in many intense situations.

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Heather Fortune

Heather Fortune founded Charlotte Mommies in 2002 and co-founded The Mommies Network in 2005. Heather has two beautiful daughters: Caroline Grace and Catherine Elizabeth. She has a B.A. in English Literature.

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Scott Zagarino

Scott Zagarino, founder of Sports Grants Foundation, is a passionate and determined advocate for all those who need a champion. After discovering his passion for triathlons and a regimen of fierce training In the 80’s he became a member of the Pioneer Electronics Triathlon Team. It was during a particularly painful and long bike ride when he was ready to quit and get a ride home that his enlightenment began.

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