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Yellow Tulip Project

The Yellow Tulip Project’s mission is to smash the stigma surrounding mental illness and to build a community of people who realize that hope happens when youth and community leaders work together. We hope that someday mental illness will be as normal to talk about as any physical illness, and are fiercely dedicated to making this goal a reality.

The Yellow Tulip Project focuses on smashing the stigma surrounding mental illness and on building a more understanding community.

The founder, Julia Hansen, had been battling depression for years, but she felt unable to reach out for help for a long time.

It took the tragedy of losing two best friends to suicide in 2015 and 2016 for her to actually find her own voice to speak out on the subject.

 Her idea was to create a space for youth to eradicate the stigma, build community, and to inspire productive conversations about how to combat the rising rate of suicide. 

The yellow tulip represents happiness and hope. They are also symbolic to Julia since they held memories of the two friends she lost. The tulip was one friend’s favorite flower, and yellow was the other’s favorite color.

We want to help others realize that even in the darkest places, hope is always there and suicide should never be an option. We are fiercely dedicated to helping people know that there are ways to get help, people there for them and that circumstances can and will change.

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)


We raise funds and awareness for Mental Illness.


NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

WE EDUCATE: NAMI Organizations and NAMI Affiliates across U.S. Ensures families, individuals, and educators to get the support and information needed through education programs.


WE ADVOCATE: NAMI shapes public policy for people with mental illness and their families in order to provide volunteer leaders with the tools necessary to help others.

WE LISTEN: Our NAMI HelpLine allows us to respond to numerous requests and provide community support.


WE LEAD: Public activities such as Mental Illness Awareness Week and NAMIWalks work to fight the stigma and encourage support. NAMI works with reporters to elaborate on the importance of mental health.

How can your home Key Club help?

Provide resources such as hotlines, self-care tips, etc.

Post suicide prevention information around school/online

Host fundraisers

Take the stigma-free pledge

Sell Yellow Tulip Project merchandise to show support

Ways to Take Action:

  • Start a suicide hotline at your school

  • Post suicide prevention information in the restrooms

  • Host a fundraiser

  • Create a hope garden at your school

  • Take the stigma free pledge found here

  • Sell The Yellow Tulip Project Merchandise