Sadly, the Suicide rate has rapidly increased from 1999 to 2016 (the most recent year on record).
This photo has been taken from Centers For Disease Control and Prevention
In Ohio, within this seven year period, the rate increased by 36%!! That’s terrifying ~
My husband is in the statics. He died in 2014.
When he died, I knew I had to take my free time and advocate for Mental Health. David was a man who could take on an army, with his bare hands. He knew no fear, and no fear prevented him from doing life. He worked harder, gave endlessly, and left his legacy of kindness.
The invisibility of his wounds darkened his life. It prevented others from seeing his desperation; although, sometimes, loved ones can see through it. This situation taught me how real and influential words are in life. It’s also shown me how important it is for humans to nurture mental health.