Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention

Our hearts are with the friends and family of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain.

If you or anyone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide, please reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Help is available. You are not alone.

We know how hard it can be to ask for help. Calling a number and being connected to a stranger can seem a bit impersonal. But we want to remind you: the people on the other end of the line care. Talk to someone. Call the Lifeline. You are important to us.

The Lifeline can also be a resource and support for family and friends worried about someone who may be at risk or people who have lost a loved one to suicide.

People can also reach out to the Crisis Text Line – the free, 24/7, confidential text message service for people in crisis. Text HOME to 741741 in the United States.

It’s also important to know warning signs and risk factors for suicide, that way you can better support others. Be sure to review these so you know what to look out for if you ever need to encourage someone to seek help at https://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-Conditions/Related-Conditions/Risk-of-Suicide

The Parkland Shooting Tragedy

The Parkland Shooting Tragedy

NAMI FL (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is conducting a fundraising activity following the recent tragedy at the Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL. NAMI FL is currently raising money to expand NAMI’s Ending the Silence program in schools. It’s a presentation for middle and high schools that teaches staff and students how to recognize the signs of a mental illness in themselves or a friend, and how to get help.

Due to the legislation that just passed, NAMI FL is trying to ramp their statewide capacity for this presentation. Johnson & Johnson has stepped in to offer a dollar-to-dollar match for any donation up to $250. This fundraiser is taking place online, with a goal of matched donations of $20,000. This is a time-limited fundraiser.

We hope you would consider participating. To donate, click the button below: