These are the words of storytellers, activists, advocates, law makers, and loved ones.
We share these stories so that others whose lives have been touched by suicide will know that they are not alone. We share in order to let people know that it is ok, brave, and often beautiful to ask for help. And we share in order to give hope.
In the fight to battle despair and keep people alive, all of our voices matter.
Chloe Bellerby, England, Stronger, Braver, and More Compassionate
Verity Bramwell, England, Giving People Courage and Strength
Joyce Bruggeman, California, The Combination of Grace and Truth
Anna Cambria, California, Beginning and Ending With Love
Linda Diaz, Maryland, Coming Home Before the Sun
Madeline Head, Virginia, Sharing a Part of Herself
David James, Texas, No Good Thing Ever Dies
Nancy Varella Lendway, California, In the Shape of a Heart
Keith O'Neil, New York, Sharing the Same Passion
Tara Jean Robinson, California, Getting Loud
David Susman, PhD Kentucky, People Are Still People First
Chelise Stroud, California, This is My Story
Tensie Taylor, California, She Is the Change She Wants To See In the World