I have several experiences with friends and family members who have lost their battle with depression. I participate to help spread awareness about resources for those who need it and to help end the stigma that surrounds mental health issues.
To do my small part to help prevent suicide in our community.
Mental Health is not talked about enough and there are not enough people that embrace and are willing to help someone struggling. In 2020 I found out that the only thing I have ever wanted in life would never be reality. After multiple miscarriages I had to chose between my health and my dream of being a mother. Where this was an easy decision on the surface it was not underneath. It was so devastating. I did not want to continue. I wanted to be with my babies in heaven. I did not have anyone to talk to. Everyone says “you will be okay” or they would talk about all the people who have children. I fought through it alone. I told myself if I found a new purpose in life I could get through it. I focused on my self care and my 8 year old niece. Instead of feeling the void I am still trying to heal the void.
I lost a family member this year. My spouse has lost many friends to suicide. We have lost community members clients. If I can help prevent 1 loss it is well worth every step.
Our efforts in bringing awareness and resources towards suicide are very important to me since my dad died by suicide 7 years ago. That is why I am a member of the Zero Suicide Steering Committee.
Access to mental health care is essential for a stable and balanced community.
I have lost so many loved ones to suicide and I want others to know they are not alone. They are loved and they have other options.
I have contemplated taking my own life. I also have spent portions of my life in a mentally, spititually and physically unbalanced state. It is largely because of the support my family, friends and strangers provided me that I am now able to help others. It is because I and they chose to unyieldingly believe in my potential. My wish is to support those who may not be as fortunate as I was to provide others with unconditional optimism and encouragement. I also wish to spread the message that recovery that wellness after illness and leading a fulfilling life is indeed possible .
Suicide Prevention is a passion of mine. I am participating in honor of Brian MacLafferty my friend who died of suicide 7 years ago. We need to raise awareness and come together for this important cause.
To support Mind Springs Health and raise awareness for suicide prevention.
I lost my best friend to suicide back in 2009. This is for Elliott Feinberg. I hope we can raise more awareness for mental health for those who either are stressed (I suffer from anxiety) or have chemical imbalances or PTSD. From children to elderly. I’m also advocating for our return veterans. Let’s take care of each other.
Because this is an important cause! Suicide affects so many people. As a counselor I see how it affects clients. As a mom I’ve talked to my son about how this topic impacts him. As an aunt I worry about my nephew and how his new MH diagnosis might take him down this dangerous road. As a friend I have been impacted by someone years ago who completed suicide. This community in particular sees such a high rate of suicide it’s just so sad and scary.
To support our life saving work.
To show support for the work we do.
To support suicide prevention efforts
I think we need a heightened awareness in our valley. It’s a great cause!
want to help – love mind springs and what you do
we want to help and value what mind springs does
To make a difference for people
To raise awareness of suicide. My grandfather committed suicide before I was born.
To support the important work we do to help those who are struggling in our communities.
I’m doing this in memory of my son Kyle who took his life on June 29 2020 at the age of 30 while vacationing in Georgia. Although he lived in Breckenridge for 12 years. He isn’t included in the suicide statistics for Summit County. It makes me wonder how many others were in this same situation.