Sunday, March 4, 2018

The Beauty of Grief

Last week on Friday, Becky Alderman took this photo of the steps of the State Capital Building in Charleston, West Virginia. Becky lost her husband Matt to suicide in 2017.

"I went to the Capital and AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention) had a memorial of shoes for awareness on the steps. Many people there did not understand the meaning, but I was able to educate some. Still, they all were respectful and left it visible and untouched."

We must start to humanize the lives lost to suicide. Even just this display of shoes helps to put into context the fact that we are losing human beings who were loved and needed in this world.