Suicide Awareness/Prevention Month | August 26, 2020📓
September is fast approaching, and my mind has been consumed with National Suicide Prevention Month – September 2020.
Being in my childhood home, being in community, and experiencing being a part of a grassroots environment has never been so impactful as it has been like right now.
Knowing that depression had set in, then eventually the act of suicide, claiming our child, and now as his fifth anniversary since his unnatural death, is coming up, the determination to keep suicide from claiming another, has never been strong.
Question to the reader of this message:
If there is one thing, you could give a person battling the unknown, or being very sad, what is that one thing you would say?
A 7 year old answered this question - he said:
"Want a hug?"
A 9 year old answered this question - he said:
”Want to play”
A 10 year old answered this question -he said:
”I will sit beside you”
A 12 year old answered this question, she said
”It’s okay to cry”
A 13 year old answered this question - he said:
”Are You okay?”
A 15 year old answered this question -he said:
”Let’s find someone to talk to”
A 15 year old answered, she said:
"Dont bottle it up, learn to talk about it”
What could you add, as a message of hope?
My personal goal for the Month of September is to walk each day, a total of 10, 544 steps for the amount of days my son was alive.
Would you like to join me?