A Whirlwind September

September has been a whirlwind of events to promote National Suicide Awareness Month. Talks, presentations, interviews, events, and fundraisers for both the Brian Dagle Foundation and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. I’ll be honest, it’s been exhausting, both physically and emotionally. But we continue to do it for Brian and for all the others out there who didn’t know how to share the depths of their darkness.

For parents, I pray never have to know the pain of losing a child to suicide.

For anyone struggling, you are not alone.

It’s been incredible to see people engaging in the conversation about suicide prevention. People want to learn the warning signs. They want to educate themselves on how to have a conversation if they’re concerned about someone. They want to know how to make a difference and save a life. I see them, united at walks and community conversations, ready to make a difference.

Eleven years ago, I didn’t know anything about suicide or mental health. I didn’t know the warning signs or have the language to talk to my son. Maybe if I had known, the trajectory of my life would be very different.

Brian is my reason for standing taller, and speaking louder.

Grateful for everyone’s continued love and support!