The world loves guarantees.
We want to be assured that if A, then B.
It comforts us and soothes our souls to believe in truths we can rely upon.
But suicide prevention doesn’t work like that.
Knowing the signs and risk factors is a huge step.
Being with someone and listening non-judgmentally can work wonders.
But medications, therapy, doctors, hospitalizations and a loving family,
cannot always protect against depression’s despair.
It’s a Tragic Truth that just weeks after the death of her 18-year-old son to suicide,
Patty was willing to discuss to try to spare another family the pain hers is experiencing.
*UPDATE: On what would have been her son’s 21st birthday, Patty is encouraging random acts of kindness in his memory. Please post about yours with with hashtags #kujawastrong and #mentalhealthmatters #jackitude