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.

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.

The Makeshift Movement Loves Long Island
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month—a time to share resources and stories in an effort to shed light on this highly taboo and stigmatized topic. And on September 10, we recognize World Suicide Prevention Day.

September 6–12 is also National Suicide Prevention Week. Visit NAMI or AFSP for more information on suicide prevention and how you can get involved.

In distress?

If you or someone you know is in distress, call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or chat with a counselor online here.

Wellness Week 2020

Check out our recent virtual community event.

View Our Collection of Resources

This is something we will all be adding to as time goes on—our “makeshift” resource—Our Makeshift Movement.

Read Some of Our Stories

Take some time to read some of the personal stories shared by our community.