Passing the Light

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.

Share information about the 50th anniversary of World Suicide Prevention Awareness Day on September 10 and this week, National Suicide Prevention Awareness Week.

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

About Barbara Rozgonyi

Barbara Rozgonyi publishes and directs CoryWest Media, an integrated social media marketing and PR firm. As Social Media Club (SMC) Chicago’s founder, Barbara is a recognized spokesperson for brands, bloggers and the social media marketing PR industry. Barbara invites you to join the Wired PR Works community on Facebook or to contact her regarding interviews, partner promotions or speaking engagements at 630.207.7530.