About 6 years ago we at #SaveTheHumans (at the time we were No More Victims 2) lost one of our co-founders, our friend… my cousin, fellow activist and incredible ally, to the tragedy that is suicide. At the time we were mid chaos launching our anti-suicide campaign, something he was very passionate about… something that made what he did not just a shock, but a wakeup call.
We need discussion… “Out of the dark and into the Light…” We can NOT keep letting fear of judgment keep us from voicing the issues, from seeking help or sharing our pain… with respect! Sadly, now I know suicide is an option, and I’ve come to believe that sometimes there just isn’t anything anyone can do…. But for most Suicide doesn’t have to happen if they can just find that one thing to hold on to… you may hold that thing and not even know it.
Whether you’re the type of person who would be willing to text with or talk to a stranger all night to keep them alive, or the guy that will do ANYTHING just to make someone smile… A survivor willing to share your story, a family member or loved one seeking comfort or even help… Discussion, and hopefully change, begins here.