Suicide Awareness – A story of hope for our community

Sheryl and her husband lost their son in August of 2016 to suicide. While processing through their grief, they started a movement called Our City Cares. You may have noticed the signs of hope posted around our community. Don’t Give Up. You Are Not Alone. Your Life Matters. Your Mistakes Don’t Define You. There is Hope. Comparison is the thief of Joy. There are also handouts with crisis hotline information and support locations at the schools for students in need. Please listen to Sheryl’s story and think how YOU can be an ambassador of hope in our community for someone struggling. We are all connected. Thank you.

3 thoughts on “Suicide Awareness – A story of hope for our community

  1. I especially love the the sign that said: comparison is a loss of joy. We all need to remember to be thankful for what we have and who we are; not what others have and what others are. Thank you for posting the signs. I read them on my way to work each morning and meditated on the meanings.

  2. Sheryl I am so sorry for your loss. I am proud of you for taking this difficult time to help others. I think there should be more people and more communities doing what yours is. My kids all lost at least one friend to suicide while they were in school. You may not remember me but we knew each other in Tacoma years ago. My love and prayers go out to you and your family.

  3. Thank you for presenting these message signs of help and hope for everyone. Definitely a need, filled, and thank you to those willing to notice and expand to keep it continued for future progress in wellness of spirit among us.

Comments are closed.