Welcome to The Makeshift Movement
Our community has been deeply affected by the loss of our friends, loved ones, children and classmates. It is time for us to come together and shed light on these tragedies, share our stories and dedicate a safe space that will break the stigma and bring our community out of the darkness.
Working Together Towards a Solution
We are a group whose joint goal is to advocate and support the victims, their families, and friends in our own community. At The Makeshift Movement, we strive to broaden and improve our collection of resources and education related services surrounding addiction and mental health. This is something we will all be adding to as time goes on—our “makeshift” resource—Our Makeshift Movement.
We hope to continue to share the stories of others in our community whose lives may have been changed, or did change, because of the resources and conversations that we endeavor to bring to the forefront.
Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month—a time to share resources and stories in an effort to shed the stigma.
In 2016 alone, nearly 45,000 individuals died by suicide. Friends and family left behind affected by a suicide loss are left in the dark, grappling to find a reason. Too often stigma prevents both individuals experiencing thoughts of suicide as well as their families from talking openly.
This month, take some time to learn about the resources available to you and those you love. Check out NAMI's site for more information.
Would you like to share your story?
If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
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This is something we will all be adding to as time goes on—our “makeshift” resource—Our Makeshift Movement.
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Take some time to read some of the personal stories shared by our community.