"As We Attempt to Help Others, We Find More Understanding For Ourselves"

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Hi, My Name is Ray Stenglein...

I lost my 16 year old daughter Annika in December of 2016. 

Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death in the US for those ages eleven to twenty-four, and suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US for all ages.

Suicide prevention starts with everyday heros like you. 

The Mission of Wings of Hope is Simple...

to embrace people by joining hands and spreading our wings offering hope, love, healing and kindness to our community. We will do this by volunteering, reaching out, and creating neighborhood relationships.

Suicide claims more lives than war, murder and natural disaster combined.

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Deaths by Suicide

In 2017 men were 3.54% more likely to die by suicide then women, and 69.6% are white males.

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Un-reported a Day

Suicides that go un-reported each day. This would not be un-reported if we lost a plane filled with 129 people each day.

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Suicide Attempts

This was in 2017. The cost of suicide and self-injury in 2015 cost us $69 billion per year.

History of Wings of Hope

2011

Wings of Hope Established

A courageous group of people come together to form Wings of Hope. The mission they forged for this group is listed above.

2011

September 2011

First Out of Darkness Walk

Wings of Hope brought the first Out of the Darkness walk to our community. Suicides in our community have been all too common, the desire to bring hope to our community is a flame that lives inside all of us.

2015

Becomes Non-Profit

Wings of Hope becomes a 501 C3 non-profit which helps further the ability to use all the monies raised to be used in our community.

2015

2017

Joined the Team

In the spring of 2017, 4 months after the loss of my 16 year old daughter to Suicide in December of 2016, joined the team for their 7th annual Out of the Darkness Walk.

2018

Became President of Wings of Hope

In the spring of 2018 I became the President of Wings of Hope and I am continuing with the original goals of the group with added commitment to bring education and awareness to mental illness in our community.

2018

Our goal continues to work toward our community's willingness to break the stigma of mental illness and bring hope to all dealing with mental illness.

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8526 Oak Ridge Dr.
Spicer, MN 56288

Cell: 320-295-6000
Cell: 320-235-0030

Suicide
Resources

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Walk Out of the Darkness

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