A MESSAGE FROM TEAM CAPTAIN VARUN:
Looking at the world we are living in today, it is easy to feel powerless and overwhelmed. We want to help and we want to make a difference, but it’s hard to know where to start.
Whether you work in the mental health field, volunteer for an organization, fight to end stigma, advocate for those in need or simply support the cause, the Stay Woke Activist team is where you belong!
I don’t have to tell you that suicide is public health epidemic, that the stigma surrounding suicide can feel insurmountable to a person in need and that at some point everyone needs a helping hand. The challenge is convincing others that suicide prevention is everybody’s business.
Suicide touches people of every age, race, culture, socioeconomic and sexual identity. Every problem, difficulty, disaster and illness that people experience can result in depression, trauma, dramatic loss or tragedy, even for those who have a loving family, lead a productive life, have a successful career and have access to quality healthcare.
Samaritans works every day to let people know that there is someone who cares.
Walk with me this year and help get the word out about Samaritans!