My heart goes out to those who have lost loved ones to suicide, to those who have attempted it and survived, and to those who are thinking about it. This is a topic close to my heart, as I too, have experienced close-up the effects, and difficulties of those in such a situation.
A couple weeks ago a news article in the Red Deer Advocate concerning this topic caught my eye. This year’s graduating class from Lindsey Thurber was going to be doing a fundraiser with this as their theme in honour of teens who have recently taken their own lives. I decided I just had to attend the event on Wednesday, February 20th, to show these young people my support in raising awareness on this topic. You can find their Facebook page titled “Suicide Awareness Red Deer, it’s #timeforchange” and ask to join the group to show your support.
Thank you, Joe Whitbread for being the MC that night. Thank you, East Side Mario’s for being the venue host. Our youth need to know that they are valuable, supported, and loved.
Fore more information visit their website
To show your support join their facebook page
BE AWARE – it can save lives!