"Be the change you want to see in the world." -Mahatma Gandhi
"See my one goal in life is simple. It's to make someone smile every day. I live for that. If I'm having the worst day ever I still know I was able to make someone else's day maybe a tiny bit better. That's simply what I do and have done every day of my whole life. I will never stop making people smile because that's how I am able to smile. Be happy and grateful for all the little things in life. And know, that no matter what, love and happiness are always here. Embrace them, embrace life, and simply smile." -Cam Wilder
To Do: Change
Change. People's thinking. Eliminate stigma that surrounds mental illness. It is a disease. A disease that needs to be treated like any other disease. It's time to talk about suicide.
Change. How we interact with people. Listen. Really listen. And be kind. A little kindness really does go a long way.
Change. Change the way hospitals track those suffering from mental illness. We need to be able to reach out to them. It is merely adding one line to hospital admissions.
If you need help
Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline provides crisis intervention, emotional support, problem solving and referrals to local resources for persons at risk for suicide and for those concerned about them.