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Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
Chris was a loving son, tightly-bonded brother, and incredible friend with a tremendous heart. He was deeply loyal and highly protective of his family and friends. Chris could be described as incredibly handsome, strong, quiet, funny, insightful, fun-loving and mischievous. He was deeply admired and loved by all who had the joy of knowing him. Keep Reading...
Why We Care
After Namaste owner, Ann Butzier lost her son to suicide, she was saddened by the number of people that shared their similar experiences with her. This page is about providing information and resources, building a community, and building support for anyone affected by suicide. Do your part to build awareness and support. #becauseofchris
Suicide Prevention Awareness Month's Mission:
Reaching out to those affected by suicide
Connecting individuals with suicidal thoughts to treatment services
Ensuring individuals, friends and families have access to the resources they need to discuss suicide prevention
Suicide is the
2nd leading cause of death
in 15-24 year old Americans.
Suicide takes the lives of
Suicide is the
10th leading cause of death
in the United States.
statistics taken from the CDC
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI)
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)
Mental Health America
To date, we have given donations to Dubuque Senior High School, Mindful Minutes for Schools, and the Brain Health Now Campaign.
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Chris Chapman Memorial Fund
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Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
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Chris was a loving son, tightly-bonded brother, and incredible friend with a tremendous heart. He was deeply loyal and highly protective of his family and friends. Chris could be described as incredibly handsome, strong, quiet, funny, insightful, fun-loving and mischievous. He was deeply admired and loved by all who had the joy of knowing him.
Chris' personality and smile attracted many during his life. He shared an undeniable bond with his sister and brother, who enjoyed precious time together, countless memories, and many laughs. He also has a tremendously close and loyal core group of lifelong buddies. Chris was so fortunate to be surrounded by the very best of friends, sharing the same values as Chris and so many wonderful experiences over his lifetime. Chris's family feels so overwhelmingly blessed to have these friends and their families in their lives. They will all forever treasure his memory. Most called him Chris, but others knew him as CChap, Jet Ski, Chrissy, and Babar.
Chris attended Kennedy Elementary School, Washington Middle School and graduated with high honors from Dubuque Senior High School. Following graduation, Chris continued his education at Drake University, majoring in Accounting and Business. He was extremely studious, always devoting the time needed to succeed. Chris was a member of the National Honor Society and an Academic Excellence award winner. He was also a Silver Chord recipient in recognition of his commitment to volunteerism and community service. Chris was clearly capable of accomplishing tremendous things with his brilliant mind and drive to succeed.
Chris lived an active vibrant life, filled with many activities and passions. Whether academics or sports, Chris was driven to be the best, and his accomplishments were many. From Chris' early years, sports were always at the forefront. He participated in youth football, soccer, baseball, basketball, wrestling, swimming, hockey and track. Chris remained active in soccer, wrestling, football and track into his high school years. Soccer was a lifelong passion for Chris, playing for teams in Dubuque AYSO, Dubuque Soccer Club, FC United and Dubuque Senior High School. Chris also participated in football and wrestling for the Rams but his true passion at the high school level was track, and his accomplishments were numerous. As a senior, Chris was a meet record holder, 2nd team all MVC conference athlete, a relay record holder, a multi-medal winner at A.D. Dickinson Relays, Drake Relays and State Track, a Telegraph Herald Athlete of the Week and finished his track career with the 3rd highest single season point total in school history.
Chris had numerous interests outside of organized athletics. His passions were endless. He enjoyed music, fishing, kayaking, snowboarding and running around in his Jeep with its top down. A day didn't go by without catching him doing some dance moves. Chris adored his beloved dogs Beau and Roxie.