National Suicide Prevention Week (September 9th-15th) is a campaign that I’ve invested time into every year since 2014, because 800,000 people worldwide die by suicide each year. That’s one person every 40 seconds.
In honor of World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10, I’m joining To Write Love on Her Arms to fundraise for treatment and recovery. 100% of the funds raised will provide scholarships for mental health counseling and connect people to mental health services in their community.
As an organization, we want to raise $100,000 to invest into treatment and recovery. If 1,000 people raise $100, we can do it.
This year’s message is Tomorrow Needs You.
I am joining my voice with thousands of others to say:
Your friends and family need you.
The world needs you.
Tomorrow is a better place with you in it.
Your favorite song still needs you to sing.
You still need to hear your child’s voice.
Your favorite film needs you to watch it once again.
Your favorite meal, favorite city, favorite beach, and favorite book.
Your favorite place to watch the sunset. They all need you.
Tomorrow needs you.
I believe tomorrow needs me because there are people everywhere battling addiction who desperately need someone who has chosen recovery to come alongside of them and encourage them to do the same. Addiction is a powerful disease that cannot be overcome alone. Tomorrow needs me, because each day that I choose life and choose to take my recovery one day at a time, I get closer to graduate school, closer to my masters degree in social work, closer to working with recovering addicts, and closer to becoming the man I want to be.
Will you help us fight for those struggling?
When you make a donation to my fundraising page you’ll help provide scholarships for over 2,000 counseling sessions this year. Your donation will help someone stay and believe that there are still beautiful things to find in the days ahead.
Thank you for caring about people. Thank you for believing that recovery is possible. My journey is evidence of that. Donate here.