Gila’s Way is a non-profit organization which implements, educates and presents programs regarding mental health awareness and suicide prevention in order to save lives.
Through our lectures, interactive courses, preparation seminars, and consultation services for youth and adults, we address the difficult yet real issues of today so that people can face tomorrow.
Gila Hammer was a beautiful girl both inside and out, who's focus was being kind to those around her and expressing sincere empathy to those who may have felt less fortunate.
Tragically, having experienced a trauma followed by depression and anxiety, Gila died by suicide at the age of 18. Following Gila's demise her parents realized how uninformed they, Gila, and so many others were regarding mental illness and suicide signs because of the lack of dialogue and information. Thus Gila's Way was formed.
Rabbi Shalom Hammer, Gila's father and a world renowned lecturer, started sharing his insights from Gila's tragic story in order to raise awareness, teach empathy, and promote dialogue regarding suicide in order to ensure its prevention.
Gila's Way is founded based on the lessons and values demonstrated by Gila in her life and embraced by so many since her death.
We offer varied programs and opportunities to learn how to save lives because- "the only way I know to confront death...is by helping to save lives" -Rabbi Shalom Hammer
Help us save Lives!