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National Suicide Prevention Month

Written by Grace Williams    on September 7, 2022    in
“We don't kill ourselves. We are simply defeated by the long, hard struggle to stay alive. When somebody dies after a long illness, people are apt to say, with a note of approval, "He fought so hard." And they are inclined to think, about a suicide, that no fight was involved, that somebody simply gave up. This is quite wrong.” - Sally Brampton

September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day and September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Suicide is not a moral failing–it is the last effort of someone wanting to relieve themselves of pain. This means there are often reliable signs that someone may be considering suicide and there multiple opportunities to intervene. However, not everyone has access to the mental health resources they need or feels comfortable reaching out for help.

Mission Monday: Featuring Kevin's Song

Written by Katie Shubnell    on June 7, 2021    in

Welcome to this week's Mission Monday!


May was dedicated to Mental Health Awareness, we are proud to promote another wonderful organization that addresses this important topic.  Kevin’s Song is a newer member of our SHARE Detroit family and the impact of their work in the community is one that many are familiar with and have benefitted from.  

Kevin's Song was founded in 2013 by Gail and John Urso following the death by suicide of their oldest son, Kevin.  After his death, John and Gail learned of the numerous local, state and national organizations working to prevent suicide and became familiar with resources for survivors of suicide and attempt survivors.  They reasoned that if they were not familiar with these resources until after they lost their son, there were likely many others in the same situation. 

Mission Monday: Featuring KnowResolve

Written by Katie Shubnell    on May 25, 2021    in

Featuring: Know Resolve!

Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed in the month of May since 1949.  This initiative has helped educate the public on the variety of mental illnesses that affect nearly 20% of Americans. Over the years, the intention of this month has grown to educate and break down the stigma associated with these types of illnesses and promote activities and habits that support our mental health. 
 
At SHARE Detroit, we are proud to have nonprofit organizations that support mental health on our platform.    In recognition of this month, we are pleased to highlight Know Resolve, an organization with a compelling history, mission and powerful resource in our community.  
 

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