The Johnny Foundation


Raising awareness of depression in hopes of preventing suicides.


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Suicide Prevention Organizations:


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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention 

Help Someone- Suicide Prevention Lifeline

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This website covers information for clergy.


 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 


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Individuals seeking treatment, family members and referral sources may contact the Access Center 24 hours a day at (770) 434-4567 or 1 (800) 329-9775.


Find a Christian Counselor near you:

AACCThe American Association of Christian Counselors Foundation is a national referral network of state and/or nationally licensed/certified professional counselors offering care that is distinctively Christian and clinically excellent. Each member of the CNN has attested to being a current member in good standing with the AACC, having current state license and/or national certification, and having appropriate and adequate professional liability insurance. CCN members have had their applications for membership reviewed for these standards and for responses to items consistent with the AACC Doctrinal Statement and the AACC Code of Ethics.

 Counseling in the Atlanta area:

Restoration Counseling of Atlanta (Woodstock, Roswell, Buckhead)

Find a church in your area:

Many churches offer support groups and counseling

  • Southern Baptist Church
  • United Methodist Church
  • Presbyterian Church
  • Other denominations

Suicide Prevention Publications:



Rescuing Your Teenager from Depression by Norman Berlinger Just released in April 2005 a book that everyone should read, not just parents of teens. Over 100 parents were interviewed including Johnny's Mom.




"Stomping Out Depression"
by Neil Anderson

"The Hurried Child" by David Elkind

"Conquering The Beast Within" by Cate Irwin

"Suicide, the Forever Decision" For Those Thinking about Suicide, and For Those Who Know, Love or Counsel Them, by Paul Quinett

Grief Publications:

"My Son, My Son" by Iris Bolton

"Trusting God Through Tears" byJehu Thomas Burton

"After Suicide" by John Hewett

"The Grieving Child" by Helen Fitzgerald (a parent's guide)

"The Seasons of Grief" by Donna Gaffney

Resources for Veterans:

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs -Mental Health 


Are you a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one?
Find support anytime day or night
To connect with a Veterans Crisis Line responder anytime day or night:
Call 800-273-8255, then select 1.

Start a confidential chat:
Text 838255.

If you have hearing loss:
Call TTY: 800-799-4889


The Johnny Foundation continues to raise funds each year through a mail out fundraiser. They pray you will continue to support their efforts to raise funds for those who are unable to pay for the counseling so desperately needed. Just click on the donation button on top of this page.


If you would like to use a Credit Card to make a donation please click the PayPal Donate button:


If You Need Help Now

Emergency Rescue: 911
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
1-800-273-TALK (8255)
GA Crisis & Access Line:
Teen Hot line:
1-800-442-HOPE (4225)



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What We Do

The Johnny Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness of depression, ptsd, suicide prevention and fund counseling for those who are unable to pay for the help they need.

A Memorial Fund has been established with Restoration Counseling of Atlanta/Roswell/Woodstock/Buckhead for anyone emotionally struggling with life that needs financial assistance. Contact the counseling center for further information."


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