FLIP THE SWITCH and live life on the


Join ten courageous families on their journey to live with mental illness & suicide.


Here are a few ways we can help:

Family Case Management
Employee Assistance Program

Mental Illness & Suicide Help
School Based Initiative

Friends who have FLIPPED THE SWITCH:

  • As a future healthcare professional, I now understand what not to say to someone who has lost a loved one to suicide. I also never thought about the connotation of the word "commit". I now understand that somone doesn't commit suicide, rather they loose their life. Thank you so much for letting me come to your group and experience the feelings one may experience. You truly are a special group.
  • Your foundation gave me just what I needed to become more at peace with myself by giving me the opportunity to help others. I seriously can't thank you all enough for giving me the opportunity to work with you all. Thank you for everything.
  • I lost my son to suicide which was a huge shock and has left me totally broken. I have now made it my mission to help raise awareness about mental illness suicide bullying and grief following suicide in my son's honor.


People suffering from PTSD don’t always look like they’re suffering, but their past is always haunting them. #Flipside is here to #FliptheSwitch on PTSD.
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Friends, we need your help! We are still looking for auction donations for our November 11th Benefit Dinner Auction at Neo on Locust downtown St. Louis. Do you have a PRODUCT or SERVICE that you would be willing to donate for our auction? We also still have spots for advertising your business in our program book available. THANK YOU in advance for your consideration.❤️

Free feel to FB message, email, call or text Denise with ANY questions. denise.schilling@karlasmithfoundation.org
Office (618) 624-5771
Cell (618) 444-9513

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Seeing SIUE CONTINUE to take suicide prevention so seriously gives us so much joy and hope!
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1,100 backpacks have been placed on the Quad to represent the number of college student lives lost to suicide each year. Send silence packing. Visit this powerful and moving exhibit until 4 p.m. today...

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Please contact us TODAY. We want to HELP!