Survivors Of Loved Ones to Suicide, Inc.
Vernon is a born and raised Missourian, but don't let that take away from the fact that he has seen 48 states during his 25 years as a career truck driver. Vernon spent 5 years in the United States Marine Corps and is very proud of the time he spent serving his country.
Vernon has been through the loss of both an uncle and a cousin to suicide and is very passionate about his support of helping others on this unique journey called suicide grief.
Vernon is married to Jennifer and they currently reside in Cape Girardeau, Missouri where they share 6 children and 2 grandchildren with another due in November.
In his free time Vernon enjoys cooking for his family, fishing, spending time with his family, flying, and wood working.
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Jennifer is a born and raised Missourian. After the loss of her mother, LaVonn Cagle, to suicide in 1998 she wanted to help others through this unique grief. In 2012 Jennifer was trained through the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention as a Suicide Bereavement Support Group Facilitator. Not long after her training she founded SOLOS Survivors Of Loved Ones to Suicide as a local face-to face peer based support group in South East Missouri. Soon there after SOLOS was created on Facebook and in 2014 SOLOS online suicide grief support groups were established. To date SOLOS reaches close to 30,000 survivors of suicide loss. Jennifer has also obtained certification through Mental Health First Aide and takes great pride in being involved in the local CIT Program.
Finding healing through talking about her loss, Jennifer has publicly spoken in front of thousands, in hopes of helping others know they are not alone in there journey through suicide grief. This is something she is very passionate about.
Jennifer is married to Vernon, and they have 6 amazing children ranging in ages from 8-26. Jennifer is also Nana to Taytum, Tucker, and a new grandson due this Fall. In her free time she enjoys; family adventures, traveling, photography, spending time in nature, and music.
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