Walk/Run (Upcoming)
10th Annual BENS Hope Run/Walk
Saturday, September 21, 2024

Registration now open for the 10th Annual BENS Hope Suicide Awareness & Support 5K Run/2 Mile Walk!

Tears of Love Book
Tears of Love by Patti Cullen

Tears of Love offers insight into lessons learned on my journey and why this book came to be. I share how my family came to deal with Benjamin’s unexpected plan, how I am still in recovery—and always will be—and how his unanticipated action birthed a new and unexpected mission for my life.

Helping Hands (Past)
4th Annual BENS Hope Helping Hands Giveaway

We thank ALL of you who submitted nominations this year.
Congratulations to Sierra Sanger, Cari Abb, and Megan Wolf!
Because Everyone Needs Some HOPE

988 Mental Health Lifeline

Providing free and confidential emotional support to anyone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Text or Call 988 or chat online. Because sometimes you just need someone to talk to…


Because Everyone Needs Some HOPE
Check out Ben’s Story

Crisis Text Line
Crisis Text Line

Access free, 24/7 support via a medium you already use and trust: text
Text “HOME” to 741741. Because sometimes you just need someone to talk to…

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Our Mission

Honoring lives lost to suicide by promoting awareness, reducing stigmas, and helping those who are struggling. We save lives by educating via unforgettable presentations, highlighting support services, and hosting support groups.

Our Story

After the devastating loss of our son, Benjamin, on November 11, 2014, we started a Survivors of Suicide support group to help others who have been in our position. We share and listen in a supportive and nonjudgmental environment.

The mission of BENS Hope is to help to our community when they are struggling, reassure others that they are not alone, and show people that we care and are here for them.

— Patti and Terry Cullen

The Meaning Behind The Name

“The story of how I came up with the name for our organization is not a long one, but I believe it is significant. I feel Ben helped me think of the name. We were putting together the walk in Ben’s honor and I also knew we were going to make a website. Ben was always our computer guy, so I know he would have wanted a hand in it. When we were trying to come up with a name for Ben’s organization I thought of what we were trying to do for other people. To give hope. The acronym for Ben’s name came to me Because Everyone Needs Some HOPE not only for our family, but for everyone.”
— Terry (Ben’s Dad)

Upcoming Events


  • Be a part of a community who understands you
  • Find comfort in knowing you are not alone
  • Grieve alongside folks who have similar experiences
  • Move forward on your healing journey
  • Re-connect to yourself, your feelings, and your healing

We’re Here For You


Sharing our journey and events in the community while helping you feel less alone.

Survivors of Suicide Meetings

We hold monthly meetings on the second Tuesday every month, free of charge. Check out our website bens-hope.com for details. We invite you to join us. Your story isn’t over yet.

Annual 5k/2m Run/Walk Event and Helping Hands Giveaway

Each year we come together to honor our loved ones lost to suicide and lift each other up in community.

Healing Hearts Retreats

Come together to share your story of loss and find support on your grief journey with others who understand.

24/7 through resources

Emergency: Call 911
Talk: Call 988
National Suicide Prevention Hotline
Text: Text “HOME” to 741741
Crisis Text Line

Speaking Engagements

We offer in-person and virtual presentations.

Our Brochure


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