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“No such thing as spare time, no such thing as free time, no such thing as downtime. All you got is lifetime. Go.”

— Henry Rollins

You're Invited

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We would likely agree these are strange times in which we live. But time itself is a strange thing too. Having hit the big 6-0, I can attest to the fact that life is like a roll of toilet paper. “Near the end it goes faster and faster.” In my work in suicide intervention, I have learned over the years that the only way I can continue helping those in crisis is by taking time to recharge myself.

So, this is a rally cry to all who need a break! We invite you to join us for the It’s About Time Cruise.


AND for those that would like to learn as you relax, join us as a participant in the Intervene Challenge featuring the Listen Learn Lead Model of Suicide Intervention. The training will be offered over a two-day period at sea 2 ½ hours each day, leaving plenty of time to focus on the main thing - personal R&R.

The training will be offered for all It’s About Time Group participants. (Adult or teen with parent.) More than 26,000 caring people have taken the Intervene Challenge to gain the skills that save lives, but never before in such a fun and relaxing environment.

The Training also provides Core CEUs for Georgia Mental Health Professionals and Nurses, and GA POST Credit for Law Enforcement Personnel. 

Recharge – Gain New Skills – Network with Others – Have Fun

Building a Culture of Health

Begins with Those Who Will

This is the training venue that we have been looking forward to for years and has been requested by so many. We hope that you will make plans to join us! 

Lou and Sherry Koon

Your Training Instructor & Hostees

Next Step

Due to the subject matter of training in suicide intervention, class size is typically 35 to 50 people. If you plan to participate in the training please note that we are accepting reservations on a first come first serve basis. Hold your spot today...

A World Class Intervention Model

Listen Learn Lead (L3) serves as the core curriculum in the Intervene Challenge. Clients served include Federal, State, and Local agencies, Universities and Schools, Faith and Civic Organizations.  Participants will gain the skills and confidence to be Able, Ready, and Willing to engage individuals in times of crisis. L3 is a three tiered model of intervention based on five core values that the author, Lou Koon has used in conducting more than 2,000 successful suicide interventions since 2012 in both military and civilian communities.  

Meet Your Instructor

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Dr. Lou Koon is an author, advocate, and trainer in the field of suicide intervention. Lou retired from the US Army Reserves in 2021 as a Lt Colonel and Suicide Intervention SME. He has served more than 32 years as a hospital, fire, law enforcement and military chaplain and is currently the Crisis Intervention Chaplain for the Peachtree City Police Department. He served as a consultant to the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health for the Safe and Secure Project and on the Strategic Committee in the drafting of the State Suicide Prevention Plan.  Lou holds an M.Div. Degree in Education, a D.Min. in Pastoral Counseling, and is a graduate of the University of North Georgia where he was inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame for his leadership in the field of suicide intervention. His passion for helping those at risk comes from his own personal brush with suicide in 2011 after a series of trajedies. A year later he founded Armed Forces Mission and the Intervene Challenge to help others build a culture of health that saves lives. As a participant in the Intervene Challenge you join thousands of individuals who have taken the Challenge to gain the skills to do the same!



Sgt Kevin Briggs

Author, Guardian of the Golden Gate

“Take the Intervene Challenge and gain the skills to help others get through all the other challenges of life."
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Michael Duncan, Ed.D

School Superintendent Pike County GA

"It is not hyperbole when I say the Intervene Challenge was the most impactful learning I have encountered in my 20-year career. I left the training a different person, equipped with the skills to save a life."


Jennifer O'Neill

Actress and Founder

Hope & Healing at Hillenglade

“The Intervene Challenge is powerful training. Our team is now better equipped to help those who come to us for hope and healing."
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BG Akshai Gandhi

Chief of Staff SC Air National Guard

“The Air Force tells us to do something about suicide. Lou Koon's Intervene Challenge shows us how."
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Jill Hastings Storer, PhD

As a licensed marriage and family therapist I appreciated the straightforward, realistic, “no psychobabble” approach in this workshop, and the focus on how as a community we can do something NOW to reduce suicides.”

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Michael Powell

Pike Family Connections

“For more than 10 years, often multiple times annually, we host the Intervene Challenge in our community because it is that good. Make the call." 

Pricing and Additional Information

Thank you for your interest in the It’s About Time Cruise aboard Royal Caribbean’s Wonder of the Seas May 26th thru June 2nd.

Below is pricing is per cabin total for 2 guests - includes taxes. 

  • Balcony - 4D Category - $3291 - double Occupancy 

  • Balcony - 2D Category - $4013 - double occupancy - (mid-ship) 

  •  Oceanview - $2853 - double occupancy

Oceanview Limited availablity

  • Interior - $2851 - double occupancy 


To join us contact

Sandy Christiansen ACC

Group Travel Expert

Luxury Travel Specialist 



Travelers needing a triple or quad cabin can speak with Sandy for more information. All travelers are price protected – should the price decrease before final payment you will get the lower rate. Deposits in the group are fully refundable until final payment. 


In an effort to better manage material needs for the training, 30 days prior to departure we will accept registration for the training participation. The cost is $25 per person or $40 for two from the same cabin. 


Should you have any questions concerning the training feel free to contact us at 678-283-4293 or email.


We look forward to a wonderful experience, some much needed R&R, and word class training that is building a culture of health in communities across Georgia. 


Lou Koon


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