Read this post. Watch this video. You could save a life. It’s Suicide Prevention Awareness Week.
Over the weekend, we lost one of social media’s brightest stars. Emotions range from confusion, frustration, sadness, shock and disbelief. Although I greatly admired Trey as a fellow Social Media Club chapter leader, I regret never taking the opportunity to get to know him as well as others did.
It’s been a few years since he and I first talked about comparing our budding chapter progress. Right from the start, I remember being impressed by the Greenville chapter’s rapid growth and vibrant presence. A dynamic leader, Trey believed SMC Greenville was fueled by the “Human Dynamic” – every human wants to be heard, understood, and know that their life counts.
My sympathy goes out to those who knew Trey well. Today, I’m passing light by sharing a few resources and ways to help out.
Contribute to the Trey’s Light Fundraising Page for Spartanburg SC Walk October 9, 2011 at Cleveland Park.
For guidance on writing a post, here’s how to report on suicide for journalists, online media and bloggers.
Check out resources from the World Health Organization.
Say three simple words: talk to me.
Image credit: Barbara Rozgonyi (c) 2011 from the lights-houses collection