It’s scary to consider openly admitting things society has told us shouldn’t even be in our heads. Telling people you have or are suffering can be one of the hardest things you may ever do, but finding those who willingly offer you support without ever having to ask…. makes my heart melt.

It’s been a long, emotionally, and mentally trying week. I’ve had lots of downs and several ups.

I have to say some of the best parts of this week have been the work I’ve been able to produce (like this piece) with organizations like 61 Celsius, CHI St. Vincent, Todd Marchese Photography, Accessible Legal Services, and so many other amazing organizations.

But of everything I’ve experienced these past few days, I can’t thank the people who have called me, spoken with me, texted me, and checked my mental and emotional well-being enough. Just, WOW.

Thank you for being proof that we can do more together.

It is a relief to know that people DO understand. Some people don’t expect perfection at all times. They give you room to breathe, and sometimes they tell you when and how you need to do it.

Don’t let fear keep you silently suffering. I’m proof that you can take tragedy and make it so much more.

Please share the Suicide Prevention Allies page and the work we are so passionately proud to be able to produce.

We are here to help, one life at a time.


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