I’ve found that my grief also helps to keep Leanne’s memory and legacy alive.
In this short video, Dr. Matthew Wintersteen explains what to say – and how to say it – to a young person you’re concerned about.
If you are someone who lives with suicidal thoughts, knowing what to expect can help ease some of the burden of getting help. Don’t hesitate- you can do this!
Have you ever had a conversation with someone that tempted you to open up about something incredibly personal, but you hesitated due to the fear of that person’s reaction? Were you worried that telling them would alter their perception of you?
Denise and her husband Larry run the Keith Milano Memorial Fund in honor of her younger brother. The Sprung family also made a personal donation to Project 2025 and have been generous contributors to AFSP for many years.
Much of the difficulty in grappling with the concept of suicide often stems from people’s inability – or perhaps even unwillingness – to consider suicide in terms of an individual’s unique narrative.
It became evident that our little – but important – event was going to be something special.
Through this heartbreaking experience, I’ve learned a lot from my mistakes. I’m sharing my newfound knowledge with you—parent-to-parent—with the hope that even one of these suggestions might prevent another lost battle.
It’s hard to know how best to encourage those who may be reticent to open up to share their emotions, and thus begin to heal.
I promise you, as someone who has been there before, I know now there is nothing that I can’t get through.
Grabbing an audience’s attention is a challenge…but not nearly as difficult as holding it from one year to the next.
What are kids taught to do when they feel lonely? Or when they feel rejected by other kids? The answer, usually, is nothing.