The mother of a teenager who recently died by suicide
reaches out to other struggling teens to say emotions are hard
and it’s okay to need help managing them.
The more honest you are about what you’re going through,
the more effective your treatment, therapy or other help can be.
And if it’s a friend who is struggling, tell someone.
But it’s our responsibility to tell the truth about what’s going on.
It could literally save a life.
*UPDATE: In her son’s memory, on what would have been his 21st birthday, Patty is asking listeners to perform a random act of kindness and to post about it on social media using the hashtags #mentalhealthmatters and #kujawastrong. Let’s show each other that there is kindness and caring in the world.