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I was asked: “Why are you doing awareness ribbons? Isn’t it over?” “Isn’t Suicide awareness in the month of September?” “Isn’t the yellow ribbons used to support our troops” My response: “Not being disrespectful but: Every day of my life is about awareness, or what can I do next to bring this subject off the back burner! Society should be aware that suicide exists not just in September, but every day; we need to be aware that the bitter subject is lurking behind every turn. My child died by the action of suicide- I am never, ever going to see him again. You may...

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From one grieving mother’s heart to another, I’m sending you love and so much strength… There are no rules for grieving and time becomes insignificant in so many ways now. I’m not going to lie to you. It will never be okay. It will never become easy. And the sorrow of losing your son or daughter will never lessen. What I can tell you is that it will change. You will learn to survive and live around the pain and emptiness. It will not always be as suffocating and debilitating as it is right now. If you refuse to give...

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During these unprecedented times, we all are impacted by the events/ the unknown around us. Those we live, work and interact with, are becoming our support system. ”Our peer supporters may have had similar life experiences and can share resources and coping strategies that might be useful to you. Whether you wish to become a peer supporter or get help from one.” We now have become each other’s support system, continue to check in on those around you, anxiety and depression are sneaky. Everyone is on edge, everyone is trying to support their families in the best way they know...

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The Champion cards are used to give to those who need someone to call. Write the person, who will be available to take a call when there is a need for a compassion call. We encourage the use of the card to be a source of contact in the event of an emergency, please call 911 The Community Compassion Champion Cards is to let others know we are there for them and that they are never alone. Keep these cards with you and always remember who your champions are.

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I light a candle in memory of my child Quinnton Tom who felt the pain so deep that he couldn’t stay. I wept so deep, and felt an intense pain that I couldn’t breathe. Grief of this magnitude is my lifelong companion, I sleep with it, I have meals with it, I have an intimate relationship with it, I walk with it, and I embrace it. Grief from suicide, will forever be my best friend, I will fight it, I will feed it and I will confide in it. The declaration to do something to break down barriers. To STOP...

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