As a gerontologist, mental wellness is very important to the population that I serve and to me personally. My grandfather, Charlie Hall, was the most important man in my life and died by suicide when I was 16 years old.
Papa is the reason that I work with older adults and I try to live the way that he did, loving, caring for all people, generous and funny. There are so many others, both old and young, that suffer silently and I hope to use this event to break the stigma of mental illness and bring it to the forefront of medical communication.
Thanks for supporting my personal mission and this incredible organization!