People often say “it takes a village” to raise children. But I think this expression can be used for other tough challenges, too, especially for a subject like suicide prevention.
It’s not easy to achieve anything when you don’t have a “village” of support; family, friends or co-workers. I’ve spent the last three years dwelling in the cute, funky little town of Olympia, Washington. This is where I began my work in suicide prevention and awareness.
Olympia is made up of some really great people that are eager to take up a worthy cause, which makes it a community that really pulls together to make positive changes happen. Thanks to the people of Olympia, I feel like we’ve made a difference – together.
Thank you to these organizations for supporting this cause with me. Your support has helped save lives and provided comfort to survivors of suicide loss.
- Providence St. Peter Hospital
- Providence St. Peter Behavioral Health Services & Chemical Dependency Center
- Providence SoundCareKids
- Providence SoundHomeCare and Hospice
- Crisis Clinic of Thurston-Mason County
- Music 6000
- Olympia Coffee Roasting Company
- Ralph’s Thriftway
- Olympia Food Co-op
- The Olympian
- The Olympia Farmstead
- Volunteers – you all know who you are!
- Out of the Darkness teams and walkers. Together, we have raised more than $50,000 dollars in the past three years.
If you are ever visit one of these organizations, or meet someone associated with them, please give them a high-five to acknowledge their support.